Tom Petrocelli's take on technology. Tom is the author of the book "Data Protection and Information Lifecycle Management" and a natural technology curmudgeon. This blog represents only my own views and not those of my employer, Enterprise Strategy Group. Frankly, mine are more amusing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Update From Hell

Yesterday, Verizon pushed out an update for the Android OS onto my smartphone. Since then, my phone has been decidedly less smart.
About a quarter of my apps no longer work. Ironically, one of them is Google Messenger. Some apps seem to work and then crash unexpectedly. Others save time by puking immediately. Thanks. I always appreciate it when people don't waste my time.
This is another example of what happens when you have a vast ecosystem that lacks a real controlling body. Anarchy! No really what you get is an OS update that nukes so many apps that it can only be termed a disaster.
So here is my advice - next time make sure major apps like, oh I don't know, Facebook work before you push an update out. Otherwise, don't push put updates.