We all know about the drama that is the update process for Android-powered phones. We’ve all heard it before, and now it will probably be brought up again, this time with the HTC Nexus One at the center of the conversation. While other devices from other manufacturers are supposed to be in the controversy, Nexus-branded devices aren’t. If you get a Nexus handset you’re supposed to get upgraded, or at least that’s what the impression from Google has been since they began releasing the devices.
But technology moves forward and not every device can get upgraded to the latest and greatest. There are so many variables that it’s hard to narrow it down, but it can just come down to hardware specifications not being up to par to where our software has come. And that’s exactly what’s happening here. Google’s Hugo Barra has confirmed that the HTC Nexus One won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, because “it’s too old.”
While it’s bad news for Nexus One owners who thought they’d never have to upgrade again, it shouldn’t be too surprising. Who of you out there are going to upgrade now? Or are you going to still stick with your Nexus One?