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Android engineer: five months a 'reasonable' time for update

04/27, 4:55pm

AOSP vet sees no issue with Android update delays

Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru drew flak late Thursday after comments that many have interpreted as giving a pass on slow Android upgrade intervals. He saw Sony's Android 4.0 upgrades having rolled out in a "very reasonable time," five months after 4.0 was available, given the nature of the OS. Sony had even had a head start, since its AOSP code contributions gave it an idea of what to expect for its own upgrades, he said.

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Android 4.0.4 reaches AOSP form

03/28, 4:45pm

Android 4.0.4 now at Google's open-source project

Google's software engineer for the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP) Jean-Baptiste Queru revealed on Wednesday that Android 4.0.4 code has now made it into the AOSP's virtual repository. The so-called incremental update nevertheless represents a few hundred changes when compared to Android 4.0.3. When the software will arrive on consumer devices, however, isn't clear, and even Queru said the schedule is up in the air and depends on carrier's own customizations.

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