The fight for the mobile OS supremacy has been heating up these last few weeks, with Apple's announcement of iOS 6 and Microsoft's recent showcase of Windows Phone 8. With Google I/O right around the corner, we are expecting quite a few announcements from Google, including a new low-cost but high-spec tablet, along with the next iteration of Android, likely to be Android 4.1 Jellybean.
While things are moving along nicely as far as new releases are concerned, it isn't all good news for consumers who own “older” Android devices. Many of them are still waiting for an official update to Android 4.0, and the delays, caused for whatever reason, are annoyingly long and disappointing.
The latest company to announce a delay in the ICS rollout is Toshiba. Owners of the Toshiba Thrive and Thrive 7 were expecting an update to Android 4.0 earlier in spring, but we are, of course, way past that deadline with no upgrade in sight. A few days back, Toshiba official announced, in their forums, a delay to “early Fall” for the ICS update to reach all Thrive 10″ and 7″ tablets. Understandably, this announcement was met with varying degrees of anger and disappointment, judging from the comments on Toshiba's support forums.
The duration of the delay is certainly longer than expected. Toshiba didn't release any information as to the cause of the delay, but as has been the case with other OEMs, it is likely some problems with tweaks done to the OS by Toshiba, which aren't playing nice with ICS. Whatever the reason, all Toshiba Thrive owners can do is wait it out.
What are your thoughts? Do you use a Toshiba Thrive? How disappointed/angry/annoyed are you about the delay in the ICS rollout? Let us know in the comments section below.