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To Be Fair:
>**VERIZON SAYS ITS PIXEL PHONESS WILL GET UPDATES AT THE SAME TIME AS GOOGLE’S**

Its phoness?
4:58 am — Thursday, 13 October 2016
anonymous:
i'm betting this won't happen.
5:51 am — Thursday, 13 October 2016
Off The Verge:
It sounds like a lie
11:08 am — Thursday, 13 October 2016
ass:
Great news if this happens.
12:54 pm — Thursday, 13 October 2016
the dude:
I never understood the Android update process. I bought a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet on sale a couple years ago, a wi-fi only model made by Asus. Not long after I bought it, Android 5 was released, and I thought it being a recent Nexus device that it would receive the OTA update on release day. Nope... the only devices that got it were the new Nexus phones. Then it was revealed that Android 5.0 had serious problems and Google was delaying the update. Then they decided to delay the Nexus 7 update until 5.1 was released. Finally, MONTHS after 5.0 was released, 5.1 was released, and I STILL had to wait a week or so before the tablet finally announced that it could be updated. Now the thing is collecting dust while our iPad gets all the love.
4:26 pm — Thursday, 13 October 2016
Hateful BB-8:
Yes, believe Verizon. They speak the truth. They have your best interests at heart. These are not the droids you're looking for.
4:35 pm — Thursday, 13 October 2016
Grab 'Em By The Puddy Tat:
The Android "update process" is the very reason why whenever I get drunk and buy (or get one free in a box of Cracker Jacks) an Android device it ends up as a table shim in a storeroom somewhere.
5:10 pm — Thursday, 13 October 2016
Hateful BB-8:
The whole update process is what nullifies the crowing that Android users like to do in regard to getting features first. What does it matter if your platform gets some feature first if most of the users (some looking at 2 years before upgrading hardware) can't get them in an update? And then considering all the new phones being sold with older OS versions, and it becomes fairly disingenuous to claim Android gets features first. It may literally but the users don't necessarily have access.

In most cases, Apple can appear to be keeping up with Android even by releasing features a year or two later. At least when iOS gets a new feature, a majority of the users have access to it quickly and easily.
6:57 pm — Thursday, 13 October 2016
Jewber:
3 apps that sound reasonable are "crapware"? How about all the uninstallable bullshit on iOS or the fact that you can't even get the Stocks app or voice recorder on iPad. Fucking blind moron.
5:47 am — Friday, 14 October 2016
anonymous:
> 3 apps that sound reasonable are "crapware"?

Yeah. What is the definition of "crapware" in John's world? Not developed by Apple? Or just not developed by the developer of the operating system? So by definition, no one other than Apple or Google (or maybe MS) can provide any apps that are not "crapware"? Seems like everyone else is pretty much fucking doomed then. What an inane worldview.
4:39 pm — Friday, 14 October 2016
Hateful BB-8:
"How about all the uninstallable bullshit on iOS"

That can be uninstalled now with iOS 10. Keep up, fuckwit.
5:54 pm — Friday, 14 October 2016
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed:
> that you can't even get the Stocks app or voice recorder on iPad

Is your app store broken, you anti-semitic shitstain?
7:15 pm — Friday, 14 October 2016
Donarry Clintrump:
>3 apps that sound reasonable are "crapware"?

There is NOTHING that Verizon could ever possibly even attempt to produce that will be anything other than a flaming pile of piss-poor shit.
7:55 am — Saturday, 15 October 2016
hmm:
Such pleasant banter and numerous episodes of love, here on DFwithC.
6:01 am — Sunday, 16 October 2016
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