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COTAE Launches Policy DialogueCOTAE Launches Policy Dialogue

first_imgSeveral education stakeholders as well as other public servants and members of the civil society, including representatives of the media, on April 21 exchanged views at a resort in Monrovia on the need to revamp the educational system of Liberia.The ceremony marked the Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education’s (COTAE) formal launch of a policy dialogue on the education sector under a project titled: “Education and You: Following the Money for Greater Transparency and Quality.”Held under the theme, “Importance of Monitoring and Fiscal Accountability for Quality Education,” the policy dialogue included presentations on two key topics- Monitoring Education for Improved Outcomes and Importance of Effective Budgeting and Fiscal Accountability in Education. The launch of the project also highlighted the paradigm shift in the country’s education system, in which    COTAE expressed willingness to correct the wrongs. The Project Coordinator of the Global Partnership for Basic Education Program (GPEBEP) at the Ministry of Education (MOE), David Baysah, who deliberated on Monitoring Education for Improved Outcomes, stressed that learning outcomes and  environments as well as teachers and teaching practices or school administrators be monitored to match the level of improvements and standards the nation’s educational system needs.  He named five dimensions of quality education (borrowed from UNICEF’s definition), which are learners, environments, content, processes and outcomes. According to him, Liberia’s standard of education has been discussed in many circles and at the same time is being exacerbated by the declining results of exams administered annually by West African Examination Council (WAEC), mass failure in the University of Liberia’s entrance exams and the difficult conditions under which teaching and learning take place in most Liberian schools.Baysah recalled how the Bureau of Education was established to centralize the administration and supervision of all schools with Julius C. Stevens as the first General Superintendent of Education. He was instrumental in setting standards for teachers (by annual examination) and initiating a periodic census of school age children to ascertain continuing education needs.Baysah said the steps for the establishment of a national education system were the identification of what Liberian Education means, the first enactment of that philosophy in the national curriculum, the “certification” of its teaching cadre, and the assessment of the twin goals of this early system being access and opportunity.He added that monitoring is used to determine how well a program is carried out at different levels and at what cost, adding, “It tracks changes that occur over time in terms of inputs, production, and use of service.In Particular, a monitoring system provides information on progress towards the achievement of stated objectives.Meanwhile, Baysah called for the setting up of a school supervision and inspection bureau, the inclusion of external and internal monitors and the inclusion of teaching supervisors as the means to enhance the sector.The Director General of Internal Audit Agency, Paul Collins, spoke on the Importance of Effective Budgeting and Fiscal Accountability in Education. He believes that fiscal accountability suggests the existence of a fiduciary responsibility that custodians of public funds have to the government and people of a nation.Collins indicated that another responsibility implies that value is expected for the money given into trust to the custodians, thus leading people to the concept of the value of money.Stressing the relevance of fiscal accountability in the education sector, Collins named efficiency, effectiveness and economy as components that accommodate the process which COTAE is undertaking through the Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA) sponsored project.“In order to determine if we are achieving value for money in the education sector, we need to be able to derive measures that are objective, transparent and understandable. The accountability requirements in our laws/policies must be followed. This means regular financial reports that are independently verified must be produced regularly,” the Internal Audit Agency Director General noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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150 cases struck from criminal backlog last year150 cases struck from criminal backlog last year

first_imgAt the end of 2017, the backlog of criminal cases in the High Court system was reduced by 150 cases. Those were disposed of by the Chamber of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), with 122 of them receiving attention in court while 28 cases were nolle prosequi (not prosecuted).Of those 122 cases, 73 were presented in the Demerara Assizes, while 24 were from the Berbice Assizes and 25 were from the Essequibo Assizes.There were 64 cases for murder; two cases for the offence of manslaughter; 29 cases for rape of a child under 16 years; eight cases of attempting to commit murder; nine cases of rape; seven cases of sexual activity with a child family member; and one case each for the offences of carnal knowledge of a girl under 15 years, setting fire to a public building, and abduction.These cases resulted in a total of 48 guilty pleas; 23 not guilty verdicts by jury; six hung juries; 25 convictions; 27 formal verdicts of not guilty, and four 4 aborted trials.In the 122 cases that were prosecuted, there were 145 accused persons, of whom 48 pleaded guilty; 25 of them were convicted; formal verdicts of not guilty were delivered in relation to 27 of these. Additionally, there were also 23 not guilty verdicts by jury, six hung verdicts, and four aborted trials.The Criminal Assizes for Demerara will open on Tuesday January 9 with a total of 229 cases listed to be heard during the session. Justice Navindra Singh, Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Madam Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall have been rostered to sit during this assizes.Meanwhile, the Essequibo Criminal Assizes is expected to open on February 6, 2018. In the meantime, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry continues the October Assizes. The February Berbice Criminal Assizes will then commence on February 13, 2018. In the meantime, the October 2017 criminal session there will also continue before Madam Justice Jo-Ann Barlow.During 2017, the DPP Chamber appeared in 66 matters in the Court of Appeal. In those cases, the State was represented by acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DDPP) Sonia Joseph, Assistant DPP Dionne McCammon; Assistant DPP Diana Kaulessar-0Brien, Assistant DPP Teshana Lake, Senior State Counsel Mercedes Glasford, Senior State Counsel Natasha Backer, Senior State Counsel Stacy Goodings and State Counsel Shawnette Austin.Of those 66 matters, four appellants were allowed their appeals and had their convictions and sentences set aside. Another four appellants withdrew their applications for bail pending their appeal, while four other appellants were refused their applications for bail, and five appellants were granted their applications for bail pending their appeal.In addition, one appellant withdrew his application for extension of time to file his notice of appeal. The Court of Appeal struck out eight cases, while one matter was deemed abandoned because no grounds of appeal were filed.Moreover, five appellants were granted leave to file and serve their Notices of Appeal. Fourteen other appellants were allowed in part to appeal against their convictions and sentences; their convictions were affirmed but their sentences were substituted with fines.Another appellant had his charge for the offence of murder substituted with the lesser offence of manslaughter, and a 16-year sentence was imposed; while one other appellant had his prison sentence of 25 years reduced to 24 years. An additional eight matters were adjourned.Meanwhile, five matters were withdrawn by the appellants, three of which were by the State. Two matters were referred to the Court of Appeal for its opinion, while one application to appeal against conviction and sentence was denied. Another one appellant was allowed his application to file notice for extension of time to appeal, and his case will be done de novo. One other remaining applicant was refused his application for extension of time to file and serve notice of appeal against his conviction.On the other hand, some 11 matters were heard in the Demerara Full Court during the course of 2017. Appearing for the State in these matters were: Assistant DPP Teshana Lake, Senior State Counsel Natasha Backer, Senior State Counsel Mercedes Glasford, and Senior State Counsel Stacy Goodings.Of these 11 matters, three appellants were granted time to file grounds of appeal; two matters were dismissed; one appellant was granted his application to file Notice of Appeal; two other appellants withdrew their applications to appeal; while another two appellants had their applications to appeal against their sentence dismissed, and one application for bail pending appeal was dismissed.Furthermore, State Counsel Tuanna Hardy appeared before the Berbice Full Court, where three matters were heard during 2017. One appellant was allowed his appeal in part, while another one appellant was allowed his application to appeal against his conviction and sentence because the Court found he was charged under the wrong section for the offence of threatening behaviour. One other application to appeal against a conviction and sentence was struck out, and the conviction and sentence affirmed.last_img read more

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AFCON qualifiers offer Salah chance to regain scoring touchAFCON qualifiers offer Salah chance to regain scoring touch

first_imgWhen Salah last played for his country, he scored twice and missed two penalties as the record seven-time African champions romped to a 6-0 win over Niger during September.Niger are ranked 105 in the world — 31 places above eSwatini — so Egypt can realistically hope to score goals this Friday at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.Salah is the pride of Egypt having won the best goal and finished third in the best player category behind Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo at the recent FIFA awards.He is also among 30 contenders for the Ballon d’Or prize bestowed annually by France Football magazine.His recent scarcity of goals for Liverpool, and being substituted in a match at Chelsea, has drawn sympathy from Egyptian pundits.“Salah must not look back at last season, whether it was his goal scoring or his exceptional form,” said Islam el-Shater in Al-Masry Al-Youm.“He must do what his manager (Jurgen Klopp) asks of him so that he does not lose his starting place.”Another columnist in that newspaper, Mohammed el-Bourmy, wrote: “Salah is being compared to Ronaldo and Messi and some possibly believed he could score 40 to 50 goals every season.“He is not required to do that, but rather to have a good season with 20 goals to his name and enjoy himself.”Leading football commentator Hassan el-Mistekawi noted that “the Salah smile is missing since the start of the season because of the pressure he is under to score”.While Egypt can boast of Salah, eSwatini have a caretaker coach and no stars with the squad comprised of locals and a sprinkling of players with South African second-tier clubs.– ‘Beans-and-water’ diet –The countries will meet twice during the Cup of Nations window with the return match next Tuesday in Manzini, where the southern African nation lost 2-0 to Tunisia last month.Tunisia tackle Niger, whose squad have been complaining of a “beans-and-water” diet and unpaid bonuses, and must believe they can collect maximum points to stay top of Group J.Struggling Gabon must have been encouraged by the two goals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Arsenal against Fulham as they begin life under new coach Daniel Cousin.The Panthers have failed to spark in Group C — losing away to Mali and being held at home by Burundi — and need two wins over pointless South Sudan to get back into contention.Other Premier League stars set to feature include two team-mates of Salah at Liverpool — Sadio Mane of Senegal and Naby Keita of Guinea.Senegal tackle Group A strugglers Sudan and will expect three points in Dakar and at least one from the return match in Khartoum, where sauna-like conditions present a challenge.Guinea share with Mali, Mauritania and Tunisia the distinction of having perfect records after two matchdays and should remain Group H leaders by beating Rwanda in Conakry.Ivory Coast are playing catch-up in the same section after a shock home loss to the Guineans and hope several Premier League players can help them overcome the Central African Republic.Eric Bailly of Manchester United will anchor the defence, Jean Michael Seri of Fulham is a midfield option, and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace offers pace in attack.There are 48 fixtures spread over seven days, although doubts surround those between Ghana and Sierra Leone in Kumasi this Thursday and in Freetown next Monday.Sierra Leone, banned by FIFA from international competitions over government interference in the running of the sport, are racing against the clock to be reinstated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah’s Egypt did not progress from the group stages in Russia after two defeatsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 10 – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch when he plays for Egypt against eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) in the Africa Cup of Nations this week.After notching 44 goals for the English Premier League club in all competitions last season, the 26-year-old has managed only three this season, and just one in eight games since August.last_img read more

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Everton preparing £3m January move for Portugal sensationEverton preparing £3m January move for Portugal sensation

first_img1 Everton boss Roberto Martinez is considering a swoop for Ricardo Horta in January, according to reports in Spain.The Malaga man is already a highly-regarded Portugal Under-21 star and is attracting attention from the likes of Valencia and Sampdoria.Now Everton have joined the list of clubs eyeing Horta, with Spanish media claiming the Toffees are preparing to slap in a £3m bid when the transfer window reopens.The 21-year-old, who is under contract at his current club until 2019, has made eight appearances for Malaga this season.He has already has made his debut for the senior Portugal side and is being tipped to enjoy a lengthy and successful career alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Ricardo Horta last_img

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Unfamiliarity breeds concernUnfamiliarity breeds concern

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWith all that Matsuzaka offers, it might be that first look that causes the most problems. The Angels typically have struggled the first time they have faced a pitcher, and Matsuzaka usually is not kind to new opponents. By the end of May, Matsuzaka was 7-3 and only the New York Yankees had been victimized twice. He could have easily been 9-1, but in two April defeats, the Red Sox gave him just one combined run of support. So the Angels will load up on highlight tapes and then see first-hand tonight just what the fuss is all about. They trail, 1-0, in the best-of-5 American League Division Series and would feel just fine with things if they headed home with a split in Boston. “You have to get in the batter’s box and you have to experience it,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about facing Matsuzaka. “You can watch videotape all you want and look at tendencies and look at some charts. That will give you a little piece of the puzzle, but you have to get in there and experience it. “I don’t think it’s a general rule that you’re not going to have success against a guy you’ve never seen, but certainly there is a little edge that will go toward the pitcher until you see some pitches.” By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER BOSTON – Watching Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch is like waiting for a YouTube video to load. There are stops, starts, hiccups and glitches before the finished product is revealed. The Angels will face the phenomenon that is Matsuzaka for the first time tonight, will be doing it under the heat lamps of postseason play, and will have to figure out this puzzle with their season hanging in the balance. It wasn’t by accident that Red Sox manager Terry Francona moved playoff-tested veteran Curt Schilling to Game 3 and gave Matsuzaka the Game 2 start. He cited the Angels’ unfamiliarity with the right-hander. Matsuzaka can now pitch twice if the series goes five games while Shilling will be limited to one start. But it was a curious move to put somebody with so little major league experience into such a key role. “We have enjoyed watching the way he has handled certain things that have been thrown to him,” Francona said. “And we have seen all of the bumps in the road. But being intimidated or shrinking from a challenge won’t be one of them. We feel that is really one of his strengths.” If anybody in the Angels clubhouse is panicked about a matchup with Matsuzaka and his extensive arsenal of pitches, he isn’t showing it. A nasty slider might be Matsuzaka’s best pitch. “He’s 14-12 this year, so somebody saw (his pitches),” Garret Anderson said. “It’s not like he’s 20-2 or something like that.” As of Thursday afternoon, Chone Figgins said he hadn’t even watched tapes of Matsuzaka. He said he would get around to it. “I just like to watch what his ball kind of does – his curveball, changeup, slider, whatever he throws just to see how he moves,” Figgins said. “And then after that, get in the box and get ready to hit.” After collecting just four hits Wednesday and getting shut out by Red Sox ace Josh Beckett, the Angels don’t need another slow start tonight. They might not have any choice, though. “When you see a guy you haven’t seen, it’s just weird because I’m a feel guy,” Anderson said. “I like to have a feeling. Usually when I face guys I haven’t seen, I just try to look for a mistake out over the plate. “I try to just know what he has and what he throws and not really worry about what he likes to do to finish guys off. Then you’ll find yourself guessing up there and I don’t want to guess. I just like to know the pitches he has, and hopefully, I can keep him in the zone.” Maybe this is the perfect spot for Vladimir Guerrero to step to the forefront. He isn’t bothered about facing a pitcher for the first time and has shown that as long as the pitch is thrown, he likes the location. “I don’t see an advantage (for the pitcher) because you face so many guys throughout the years that you haven’t faced before,” Guerrero said through broadcaster Jose Mota, serving as interpreter. “You’ve got to go up there and see how they pitch you the first time. We see a lot of video. Obviously it’s not the same, but I’ve got to see how he pitches to me and then I’ll make an adjustment.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chivas’ season comes to an endChivas’ season comes to an end

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre All the accolades collected by Chivas during the regular season didn’t matter. A 0-0 draw with Kansas City in the second leg of a two-match Western Conference playoffs semifinal series at Home Depot Center wasn’t enough. It was Davy Arnaud’s goal in last week’s 1-0 Wizards win in the first match of the series that was valid. And it sent Chivas to the locker room with its best season coming to an end. Chivas became Major League Soccer’s sensation by reaching the playoffs for a second straight season in only its third year of existence. Chivas finished this campaign as the second best team in the league with 53 points, and also with the league’s best home record (10-1-5) and home-field advantage in the playoffs. But it all became irrelevant against Kansas City, as a league-best 11-game unbeaten streak that lasted more than two months was erased. MLS: Wizards’ goal in last week’s opener is all the scoring in series. By Iv n Orozco Staff Writer What was supposed to be the most important game in Chivas USA history became perhaps its most disappointing Saturday. Chivas players left the field with stale expressions. Bloodshot eyes and hugs of consolation were the common theme in the Chivas locker room, where just two week’s ago champagne was sprayed by the players. The Wizards exchanged hugs and high fives, knowing the Western Conference championship game awaits next Saturday in Houston. “It’s a tough loss,” said Chivas midfielder Jesse Marsch, an 11-year veteran. “It’s maybe the toughest one of my career. Just because it felt like this team had so much potential left in it. It felt like today we couldn’t catch a break. I’m fairly pleased with the way the series went, (but) we just couldn’t score a goal.” After a week of speculation surrounding Maykel Galindo and his health, Preki decided to start the Cuban striker and the team’s leading scorer. Galindo helped create mobility for Chivas’ attack, but with Kansas City plugging its territory most of the match, he couldn’t find a goal. Kansas City’s left post helped keep a Galindo ball out of the net in the 69th minute and a John Cunliffe header in injury time hit the crossbar. Cunliffe had a shot ricochet of the crossbar in the first match at Kansas City. With a red-and-white-clad crowd of 19,711 – the largest in Chivas’ HDC playoff history – making its way around the stadium and the chants of “Chi-vas, Chi-vas” pouring down, Galindo sent a rolling shot across his body from right to left with the defenders beat, only to bounce it off the post. “I felt that from the first six, seven minutes of the game we totally dominated, had plenty opportunities,” Preki said. “(We) hit the post a couple of times, (and) a couple of calls that I’d like to see go in our favor don’t go in our favor. “But I’m so proud of my guys. To play like that for that period of time it was unbelievable. They left their hearts. I think that team (Kansas City) should be very, very fortunate that they’re in the playoffs and that they beat us tonight.” Chivas perhaps did everything right, but a goal wouldn’t fall. Wide left, wide right, high in the middle were the results of most of Galindo’s shots. But Galindo, who came into the game nursing a sports hernia that has hindered him for more than a month, didn’t let up for most of the match. “I came in today and I felt really good,” said Galindo, who is not sure if he will undergo surgery soon, perhaps in Germany. “The doctors spoke with me and I told them I wanted to play. Despite all the adversity I think I gave everything on the field. I struggled forgot about the pain.” ivan.orozco@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Koeman laughs off suggestions Southampton are in Premier League title raceKoeman laughs off suggestions Southampton are in Premier League title race

first_img1 Ronald Koeman claims Southampton are NOT still in the Premier League title race.Former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, now in charge of second-placed Tottenham, told reporters that seven teams are still in with a chance at winning the league.The Dutchman’s side are seventh in the table, NINETEEN points behind leaders Leicester, who they face on Sunday in talkSPORT’s live commentary game.But Koeman insists Southampton are only focused on securing European football for next season. He said: “I do not agree with Mauricio.“It is nice to hear that Southampton is one of the seven teams that are still fighting but I do not see it like that.“In my opinion it is between Tottenham and Leicester.”He added: “Everything is possible, it is all about us and if we keep the level and the spirit, we know we are fighting for European football, fifth and sixth position on the table not the first four teams.“If we want to play in Europe then we need more points than six(th) and it starts this Sunday.“Everybody is playing for something and that is nice for the Premier League. There is pressure everywhere.” Ronald Koeman: Flattered by believes the title is heading to Tottenham or Leicester last_img read more

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FISHERMEN FIND HUMAN SKULL IN NETSFISHERMEN FIND HUMAN SKULL IN NETS

first_imgA HUMAN skull found in fishing nets off the Co Donegal coast has been sent to Dublin for forensic examination.The skull, which had a single golden tooth, was caught in nets by fishermen in Derryness Bay off Ardara.Gardai in Glenties have launched a formal investigation to identify the remains. The Office of the State Pathologist is now carrying out further investigations with the help of forensic scientists. FISHERMEN FIND HUMAN SKULL IN NETS was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FISHERMEN FIND HUMAN SKULL IN NETSlast_img read more

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Ndejje, URA square off in first ever encounter between both sides as league resumesNdejje, URA square off in first ever encounter between both sides as league resumes

first_img Tags: ndejje universityStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA FC Ndejje players going through training earlier this week (Photo by Ndejje)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueURA Vs Ndejje UniversityMandela National Staduim, NambooleFriday, 18-10-2018 @04:30pmNAMBOOLE – Uganda Revenue Authority hosts new league entrants Ndejje University at Namboole in the Star Times Uganda Premier league on Friday evening.It will be the first official competitive meeting between the two sides in the top flight.URA in its first two games has won one (2-0 vs Paidah Black Angels) and drawn the other (0-0 vs Express FC).For Ndejje, they go into Friday’s encounter having won one and lost the other of their maiden two games in the top flight.The University side lost 1-0 in their opener away to defending champions-Vipers before overcoming Mbarara City with the same score line.What the coaches are saying:Sam Simbwa (URA).“My players are ready and we have trained well, so I believe the fact that we are playing at home we are going to win this match.“All we want is to finish among the top four clubs, and to attain that, you have to defeat the new entrants.Raymond Komakech (Ndejje University)“We are ready to get our first away win and I believe we are going to beat the Tax collectors.“My team is in good condition and we have been training hard to see that we win this match.”“URA are good and experienced but we are focused and will play for maximum points.’Team news:Ruben Kabuye is out injured for the hosts while the visitors’ tactician didn’t reveal the injury news insisting he has a team to play.URA will rely on the services of Tabu Vertalis who scored the two goals against Paidah Black Angels while Ndejje will look out to Sam Matovu the hero who scored the lone goal against Mbarara city.Comments last_img read more

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Data Shows Which Manufacturers and Carriers Delay Android UpdatesData Shows Which Manufacturers and Carriers Delay Android Updates

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#mobile#news Do Upgrades Matter to Mainstream Consumers?While to the tech-savvy blog readers like you and I, details on upgrades will likely heavily affect our buying decisions when it comes to our next Android phone purchase (assuming there is one), the bigger question is whether or not the average consumer knows or cares about these sorts of things. After all, if it’s a smartphone, if it has a Web browser and a GPS and it runs apps, what more is there to know?Do you think consumers care about their phones getting the latest update of Android? Or are the manufacturers and carriers getting away with slowing down the process like this because most mainstream users don’t even know to complain? Let us know what you think in this week’s RWM poll. sarah perezcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces CarriersVerizon has been the best carrier so far for pushing out timely upgrades. One-third of its qualifying phones have received Froyo in the first 6 months post-release. On average, the upgrade time was 58 days.Sprint is a close second: 28.6% of its phones were upgraded, but its average is 100 days. This is mostly due to the 159-delay for getting Froyo on the Samsung Intercept, said Raphael.T-Mobile was third with a score of 12.5% and average time of 112 days and AT&T was last with no upgrades. Data revealing which manufacturers and carriers’ delay providing Android upgrades has been documented in detail by mobile blogger JR Raphael.  By examining Android phones released in 2009 and 2010 on the four major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon), Raphael was able to pinpoint which manufacturers and carriers provided timely Android updates, and which are really dragging their heels in the matter.The results serve as a public service announcement to potential new Android owners, or at least they should. But will this news really affect the public’s buying decisions for future Android purchases? Tell us what you think in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.ManufacturersAccording to Raphael’s findings, HTC was the best carrier, with 50% of its Android phones upgraded to Froyo (Android version 2.2) within 2010. Its average upgrade time is also good: 56 days.Motorola was in second place with 15.4% of its phones upgraded to Froyo by 2010’s end. Although that number is much lower than HTC’s, it’s important to note that Motorola had four phones introduced in November 2010, said Raphael. But Motorola’s average upgrade time is the best: 54.5 days.Samsung was much slower, though. It has upgraded only 1 of its 9 Android phones for a score of 11.1%. And it took the manufacturer 159 days to upgrade that single device.Both Dell and LG were much worse – neither had upgraded their devices yet, but both are saying that at least one phone will see an upgrade soon. (Dell’s Streak this month, LG’s Ally in February).Sony was the absolute worst. Not only had it performed zero upgrades in 2010, it also confirmed its Xperia X10 will never be upgraded.last_img read more

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