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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 07 Sep 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 129 : "text" format

Table of contents
Why isn't your "old" phone getting an Android update?Monty Solomon
SpaceX's Explosion Reverberates Across Telecom Industries Monty Solomon
Samsung's nightmare scenario is happeningMonty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <DD8566BE-C294-44EC-904B-EE99E3807844@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 10:18:21 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Why isn't your "old" phone getting an Android update? Why isn't your old phone getting Nougat? There's blame enough to go around ... Your phone maker, its chipmaker, and Google all share responsibility. By Andrew Cunningham Not all of the big Android phone makers have announced their plans for the Nougat update, but if you look at Sony's and Google's and HTC's official lists (as well as the supplemental lists being published by some carriers), you'll notice they all have one big thing in common. None of the phones are more than a year or two old. And while this is sadly the norm for the Android ecosystem, it looks like this isn't exclusively the fault of lazy phone makers who have little incentive to provide support for anything they've already sold you. Sony, for instance, was working on a Nougat build for 2014's Xperia Z3 and even got it added to the official Nougat developer program midway through, only to be dropped in the last beta build and the final Nougat release. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/08/why-isnt-your-old-phone-getting-nougat-theres-blame-enough-to-go-around/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** I wouldn't be surprised to find a mutual-marketing deal is already in place between cell phone manufacturers and eyeglass makers: having left a generation of children cross-eyed from staring at tiny, low def screens, the makers of "smart" phones can now pass the baton to the eyewear outfits, and concentrate on making a slightly less opaque interface for a newly nearsighted consumer. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0A4B87B6-8B26-4610-800D-198EA008449C@roscom.com> Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 03:31:41 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: SpaceX's Explosion Reverberates Across Telecom Industries SpaceX's Explosion Reverberates Across Space, Satellite and Telecom Industries By Steve Lohr Last week's setback is raising new questions about the private space launch company that has risen rapidly by offering lower costs and promising accelerated schedules. An Israeli satellite operator's deal to sell itself to a Chinese company is imperiled. Planned launches of communications satellites that support international mobile phone service and digital television are delayed and put in doubt. NASA's cargo deliveries to the Inter- national Space Station will probably be disrupted. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/business/spacexs-explosion-reverberates-across-space-satellite-and-telecom-industries.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <B021F9B4-4E3B-4586-B027-3E42CE107E4F@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 20:31:09 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Samsung's nightmare scenario is happening Samsung's nightmare scenario is happening, and it couldn't occur at a worse time By Rob Price Samsung's nightmare scenario is happening. The South Korean electronics giant was forced to suspend sales of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, on Friday because dozens of the handsets have exploded. The phone, which has been extremely well reviewed, is now also being recalled worldwide, in a move that is likely to cost Samsung hundreds of millions of dollars. http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-global-recall-galaxy-note-7-batteries-explode-iphone-7-2016-9 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 07 Sep 2016

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