Sunday, June 30, 2013
Everyone wants a piece of the (Android 5.0) Pie
With as many high end Samsung devices penetrating the market place and customers gobbling them up, propelling them to heights only dreamt of after the launch of the successful Apple offerings, one would expect a certain life expectancy in terms of the value added by software updates. After all, when you pay 600 to 700 dollars for a device, you'd like for your carrier and hardware/software companies to keep them updated and running as silky smooth as possible, with user interface improvements that enhance their value as consistently as possible.
So how is Sammy (Samsung) doing in this respect? Is your device slated to reach end of life or will it get the newest iteration of the Android platform, Android 5.0, a.k.a. Key Lime Pie?
Here's what our friends at SamMobile (http://www.sammobile.com/) are saying about which devices get the KeyLime goodness and which will fall behind, (unless you root your device and backload KeyLime through our recommended Android tweekers, Cyanogen Mod at http://www.cyanogenmod.org/ ):