Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2011 15:45 UTC
Google "The announcement that Nexus One users won't be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google's support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I've been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones and Nexus One users have fared much, much better than most Android buyers." I'm happy the modding community takes care of orphaned devices, but a solution it is not. I'm hoping the crop of Android phones released this past year - which were not included in this analysis - fair better. If there's one thing Google should steal from Apple, it's their iOS update support.
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by franksands on Thu 27th Oct 2011 17:05 UTC
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That graphic is bogus. The first iPhone from 2007 did *not* receive all the updates to the present. If you go to the apple site now they say that the requirements for the iOS 5, the current version, is iPhone 3GS and newer. Meaning all iPhones models before June, 2009 don't get this update. Another factor is that is much easier to make an OS that's honed and tuned to one specific hardware, than to an open platform. Android has a plethora of hardwares, some high-end, some low budget and therefore, less powerful hardware.

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