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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson  (Source: turner.com)
Google responded to AT&T, saying that it doesn't have any agreements with AT&T that require a deal before the the launch of a handset

AT&T had a few choice words about Google concerning Android update delays at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2012.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addressed Android's slow pace when it comes to introducing updates for the mobile operating system. He ultimately blamed Google for the delays.

"It's an issue," said Stephenson. "Google kind of determines what platform gets the newest releases and when. Often times that's a negotiated arrangement, and so that's something we work at hard. We know that it's important to our customers."

Google responded to AT&T, saying that it doesn't have any agreements with AT&T that require a deal before the the launch of a handset. Rather, the latest release of Android becomes available at source.android.com when the first device that carries it launches.

Google executives also mentioned that the delays are caused by operator approvals, basically meaning that carriers are to blame.

Earlier this week, Stephenson also picked on Apple's iPhone, which he said he loses sleep over because of early AT&T pricing models and new messaging services like iMessage.

In other AT&T-related news, the carrier will be testing small cells later this year and early next year in an effort to up its network coverage. It was announced earlier this year that Cisco would work on the cells with AT&T, which are expected to launch at a fraction of the cost of a traditional tower. The cells can also be deployed in many different and convenient environments.

It is currently unclear whether the type of hardware being tested is 3G, 4G, etc.

Sources: 9to5Google, Reuters





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RE: Update Coming When GSIV Gets Released?
By Aries1470 on 5/11/2012 3:42:22 AM , Rating: 1
Lolz, You are hilarious in many ways.... not. :-P

SG2 has been updated in many regions except the US where it is the Carriers fault.

(cr)Apple on the other hand denies many things if you are not located in the ahem.. U.S. of A.
But since you wear those rosie colour glasses... I will let you adore your (cr)Apple products.
No need to go in to details, since where everyone sees a volcano erupting and lava flowing, you just see medows of golden flowers and when the lava reaches 10 feet from you, you won't need to worry since you will already be crisp as a bacon. lolz.

So what is your point?

Now, on to more important news. The U.S. of A., is not the ONLY market in the world, it is "A" market in the world.

Now, as to (cr)Apple products - of recent - aka after 1997 - before that I adored them,and I always have liked Wozniak, but never the scumbag S.Jobs - I did get inclined to buy an iPhone once here is Aus. Guess what, I was NOT ALLOWED to grandfather my plan and get the phone. Why? because (cr)Apple deemed neccesery to tell the Telco's to use exclusive contracts with their phones! So I can choose ANY phone I like except your so beloved (cr)Apple on my plan. Also it is not restricted to my carrier, all carriers have the same directive - exclusive (cr)Apple plan or BYO.
And NO, I do NOT want to buy it outright, when I am entiteld to a totally "free" handset on my post paid plan every 12 or 24 months - actually a little earlier even.
So move along, nothing here to see... take your dictatorship with you. I have no plans on being dictated what I am or not allowed to get.

Btw, I have gone through MANY BRANDS OF PHONE, Ericsson, Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, LG, I-Mate K-Jam,BB, Palm Centro, Samsung i900, including both SG's and now got the Moto Razr. So I would not call my self biased to a brand or eco-system, but you Sir, can only see a fruit and everything else does not matter. I liked that fruit when it was multi-color, but after S.J. came back, I loathed it with all his lies, arrogance and ego-maniac and... anyway let him swivel and turn where he is and leave it at that.


RE: Update Coming When GSIV Gets Released?
By Pirks on 5/11/2012 12:13:14 PM , Rating: 1
I use WP7 and BB7 phones, not Apple, so fuck off please. Thank you.


By Cheesew1z69 on 5/11/2012 1:23:50 PM , Rating: 2
Great for you?


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