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 And the alternative is what?  License an OS (thus increasing the cost of their handset) or create/support their own OS?  Aside from Samsung and Sony, no OEMs would have the resources to do the latter and hope to succeed.  So Google knows most OEMs are painted into a corner they've created by making Android free.
 The device compatibility approval process (as I just stated).  The whole point of this discussion was about Android updates, so why would we think that you were talking about other OSes?
 Sure anyone can, but there is an approval process if you want to market your device as an official Android device.  This is what Crowley is referring to. Here's a good example of when they've used that approval process to stop Motorola from shipping a phone which used a competing positioning service.
I personally had my phone waterproofed so that I could shower with it. /s I've seen a few people with gold iPhones and no case.  But they tend to carry the phone in a (luxury) handbag or similar.  And there are some cases designed to show the color of the phone.  So I do understand the choice of color, and it's fine if you simply prefer gold.  However, the marketing for this particular phone (the gem image) is definitely targeted at the precious material coveting crowd....
I'm surprised they didn't make it gold as well, just to cover all bases with those who care more about showing off the precious materials they own than actually having things that are useful.       Not saying that Sapphire isn't useful if it does indeed make the display harder to break (still yet to be proven), but if it's on a phone that's of poor quality otherwise, what difference does it make?
 All one needs to do is take a look at how most OEMs handled phone software updates prior to Android and you can get a clear picture of the lack of in-house software expertise and/or willingness to provide legacy phone support these companies have.  For the vast majority of those phones, to get a software update, you had to buy a new phone -- there simply was no way to update the software.  This was their business model, and it was a profitable one, so where's the...
Also, rechargeable batteries hold less and less charge over time.  For those of us who aren't rough on our headphones, it means we'll be throwing away a perfectly good set of headphones in 3-5 years.  These ones would last much longer.
 So we should just accept it as a fact of life and not bother caring or taking any interest in it?  Isn't that the business case for the vast majority of web content? While most of the knee jerk reaction comments here aren't all that interesting (as a Scottish friend of mine says: we're blowing smoke up each others arses), every now and then some of the people who have been in the industry a long time chime in with stories and interesting perspectives based on their...
 There are many people on this site who are involved in the technology industry in one way or another and actually care about and study/remember the history of it (who did what to be successful) and think about what direction the industry will go in based on those actions.  melgross, for example, just posted some relevant details about Samsung's history. Perhaps you don't have the same level of interest and simply see it as companies competing for consumer dollars and the...
 I wouldn't really call Jobs' leadership style "adult supervision". Closer to the reverse actually (thinking of the pirate flag days).   Existing without passion and direction is more how I see it.
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