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Wait... so is it the two years you claimed it was or three years that you've now changed it to? Or is NOT a bright line in the first place where Google says you won't get another update? Where is this Google announcement that three year old devices will never get another update?
Oh, I agree with that. IMO it's not due to the iPad, which is what the original Jobs comment is attributed to isn't it whether that was his intent (which I don't think it was)?
We may not have seen the last of it. Still premature IMO.
Why would it be dumb for a family? Apple offers it as a feature for your personal MacBook Air? I understand why it might look dumb from Apple's business perspective, or your investor view.
5.1.1, which is the version he referenced on his Nexus 4, a year old?? Hardly. It wasn't even announced until April this year AFAIK. The Nexus 4 running it was intro'd almost 3 years ago now, Oct/12. Even the previous version 5.1 wasn't announced until March this year. I swear sometimes you appear to be making stuff up assuming no one will notice.http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/03/google-officially-announces-android-5-1/
Proclaiming the iPad to be the post-pc world event was a bit premature wasn't it? IMO tablets in general are not quite as "needed" as some of us thought, including myself.
See post 128. Most Android devices would not permit "full-control" according to the security researcher reporting on on it. Details aren't really known other than between Google, the OEM's and the researcher. Those details will probably hit the news after the 5th of August.
I don't think Google ever said Nexus devices older than 2 years would not get any updates. You may be misreading it. I thought there was a mention once that they were only guaranteed updates for 18 months tho even that might not be accurate.Just as a note according to the researcher, on the devices that are exposed to the exploit:"In general the attackers will get access to the microphone, camera and the external storage partition, but won't be able to install applications...
Not mentioned is GoPro recently announced a system of their own, already available for shipping to developers. AR is going to be the "next big thing".
To be more accurate If the security researcher who discovered this is correct only 11% of Google Android handsets have a significant exposure. There's not much it can do in handsets with Jellybean or better. But of course those old handsets are the ones least likely to be updated so it's still a potentially very troubling problem. After the upcoming Blackhat conference there will no doubt be more details appearing on the blog sites.
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