Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41343586


    Official Google blog post.
    https://www.blog.google/topics/hardware/google-signs-agreement-htc-continuing-our-big-bet-hardware/
     
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    It's interesting to see their growing presence in hardware - I guess they've fully capitalised the search and advertising markets, so it's time to keep growing Android.

    I thought this part of the article was particularly interesting (and true):

    I sometimes wonder if I should move back to iOS, specifically for the problems with patching Android devices. I really don't want to, so it'll take a good reason for me to move - but Android devices have a lot of room for improvement in this area.
     
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    Yeah the whole fragmentation on Android is a real issue, and the likes of Samsung don't help.

    The best thing about iPhones is the updates. But then on the flip side they only have a few devices to worry about.

    This is why I really want to go back to stock Android, ie a Pixel.
     
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