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Why are new smartphones and tablets still launching with KitKat?

I've seen new tablets and smartphones launching at CES with KitKat, which is always disappointing. Shouldn't they have Lollipop almost as standard? Is it more expensive to use Lollipop, or more time consuming?

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mrew42  Jan. 7, 2015 at 16:26

Customisation.
Touchwiz
Sense
etc.
All that takes time to overlay on top of native Android.
Plus to be totally honest, it really doesn't make that much difference for the latest iterations. Google Play Services levels it all out. Just make sure that L is on their roadmap and I wouldn't particularly worry about what specific version of Android it is /
(says the man who's got L on his N7 & M8) :D

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