Getting out while the getting is good

Discussion in 'LG G2' started by Garemlin, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Hugh Jass

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    Unfortunately poor marketing budget suggests the public won't agree with us. I as well went in knowing it would be a long time if not forever before we'd be updated OTA, but at the same time (and as much as I love android) look at the history of major updates, hell even minor ones and the bugs/problems it created across a plethora of devices. Hell aside from the D1 not a single update on any device came without major bugs or glitches it seems.

    Shipped software is superior 95% of the time to upgrades IMO. I fear them anymore.
     
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    Ok, good to know. What about LG specific hardware like the screen though?

    I'm still pissed about this whole thing lol. I'm not dropping $700 on a note 3.

    Tapped from my G2
     
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    As far as I know, no binaries are needed for the screen when compiling a ROM. The GPS, CPU, Camera, BT, I'm sure I'm missing one but those are the usual ones with issues. At least when ROM cooking. You can often grab the old ones from Vendor files of previous versions.
     
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    So, in other words you're saying the G2 is not getting 4.4? Seriously? Just stumbled upon this thread. Yikes
     
  7. Garemlin

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    Nothing cast in stone and it is all rumor and speculation. But if the article is in fact true I'd expect to see very little future support.

    Tap'd from my LG G2
     
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    Recently bought an LG phone because it met my needs, if I had known this info, might have put a damper on it. But that doesn't change the fact that the phone had what I wanted when I bought it. Going to have trouble finding a replacement phone.
     
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    LG actually has a lot of innovative devices coming out right now. They have the LG Flex, the G2, etc. I don't think they are done by any means. If anything they are pursuing some of the most innovative products to date.
     
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    I read that too. But, this is my thought on the subject. The market is highly driven by the latest and the greatest and with all the carriers moving towards a model that allows people to "upgrade early" for a fee... then there is no reason for the phone manufacturers or carriers to push out more than one update as long as people are buying new phones. It used to be that a flagship phone would have longer than 6 months on the top of the list, now with many carriers, they have more than one flagship and they seem to be getting bumped pretty quickly. .. unless you own a Nexus/GED phone

    As long as there is a strong Dev community then I expect we will be able to upgrade to the latest and greatest OS advancements for quite a while after LG drops support. So.... KEEP THAT G2 and be happy!!! :)

    David
     
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    Not to mention that LG has publicly denied the info in that article. Only time will tell.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
     
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    That is a really bad excuse to not like this phone. Who cares about official updates. Thats what awesome devs like the ones we have working on this phone are for.
     
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