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The latest kerfuffle over handset manufacturers not supporting the latest version of Android–Ice Cream Sandwich–has been simplified by some to be a matter of money. More precisely, the assumption as stated by James Kendrick of ZDNet is that,

“…if OEMs keep updating older devices with new versions of Android it is more likely those customers won’t buy another gadget any time soon. That’s the churn that [manufacturers] depend on to keep sales hopping.”

He also notes that there’s a support cost for these older devices that manufacturers have to swallow by upgrading older devices with the latest version of Google’s free mobile operating system. Kendrick basically says that he accepts this cost-based excuse as a reasonable one. Read the Post Android 4 updates and OEM branding