Motorola exec: hardware to blame for slow Ice Cream Sandwich delivery

Motorola exec: hardware to blame for slow Ice Cream Sandwich delivery“Where the hell’s my Ice Cream Sandwich?” is a question many Android users have been asking for months, and will probably continue to ask well into the year.

Motorola has been quite open about the process, and blond bombshell (or Senior Vice President and General Manager of Motorola’s Enterprise Business Unit, to use her correct title), Christy Wyatt, has been spilling more beans.

There’s absolutely no comparison when it comes to dishing out new versions of iOS versus Android. There are only – what? – seven iDevices that support iOS 5 and scores of Android smartphones and tablets.

Christy Wyatt tells us not to point the finger at manufacturers' UIs (such as HTC Sense and Motoblur); it’s the hardware’s fault.

"Don't blame manufacturers' software customizations for holding up mobile phone upgrades to the new version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0,” begins Christy.

"When Google does a release of the software ... they do a version of the software for whatever phone they just shipped. The rest of the ecosystem doesn't see it until you see it.” Yep, that confirms what I was saying last week.

“Hardware is by far the long pole in the tent, with multiple chipsets and multiple radio bands for multiple countries. It's a big machine to churn."

Yep, those gears are turning prettaaaaay slowly, with only 1% of Android users on Ice Cream Sandwich. Bad times.

via: Pocketnow

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Alby12  Feb. 11, 2012 at 15:27

“Hardware is by far the long pole in the tent, with multiple chipsets and multiple radio bands for multiple countries."

No idea what kind of nonsensical management-idiot-speak the 'long pole' refers to, but the modding community manages to overcome these problems. Motorola are always the slowest with updates - possibly because they like to customize android with unremovable 3rd party apps.

In brief. You're a liar Christy.

jmarcelino  Feb. 12, 2012 at 16:27

Ummm, have a thing for lying sexy women. Not to mention she does have some Apple in her :D

"Wyatt joined Motorola in 2005 from Apple, where she was worldwide developer relations director and responsible for partners, global alliances and evangelism."

Umm I wonder how open her ecosystem is :p

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 12, 2012 at 23:37

I'll definitely be trying to get my hands on her at Mobile World Congress...

...for an interview, badum tsh!

Thanks, I'm here all year.

sdfffff  Feb. 13, 2012 at 04:45

My phone has the word Google stamped right on it. Where the hell is ICS for my phone. Fandroid shouldnt blame Apple because Google cant get their act togetther.

vortex44  Apr. 8, 2012 at 02:15

which is why my wife and i switched to iphones after 3 years on android with droid x and since december razr which my wife got tired of waiting for ics. Google really needs to get its act together.

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