I'm confused about one aspect of Amazon's Kindle strategy
I'm skeptical that it takes them this long to prepare these new features for older devices. And even if it did, they could be working on these patches at the same time as they're developing the new devices, so that if they wanted to the patches could be ready at the same time as the new devices.
It seems like they might be purposely waiting on these patches so that the newer devices seem like a bigger leap forward. But since we know they only make marginal profits on the sales of these devices, why would they adopt that strategy? If their goal, which they've stated before, is to make money when people use their devices instead of when they buy them, wouldn't they want to release these patches as soon as possible?
As new features are added to the new devices; I believe it takes longer and becomes harder to implement those features on older devices. If that group is composed of a relative few members from the whole organization then the group is forced to prioritize what devices are developed for and maintained. Thus leading to long update times for the older generations as the priority now seems to be creating new more feature rich devices.