Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2011 00:20 UTC
Google "Let's not mince words here: This 'Android and iPhone Update History' chart [OSNews item] is not a good chart. Oh, it's a pretty chart, to be sure artfully illustrated and researched. But this chart - done up by Michael Degusta at The Understatement and reposted by anyone unable to think clearly, apparently - is not a good chart. Or at the very least, it fails to recognize a fundamental difference between Android and iOS and the iPhone."
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HTC Hero
by vaette on Sun 30th Oct 2011 11:40 UTC
vaette
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2008-08-09

As a buyer of the HTC Hero, which at the time appeared to be the most likely candidate for wide-spread popularity, it is not that helpful that the author deems it "unworthy" of updating. There has never been any way for consumers to predict which phones get to live and which get to linger in obsolecence.

Trying to cast getting updates as a premium feature may almost work at the moment (as infuriating as it is), but as crackers turn their attention to smartphones as a target (and they are getting to be a very juicy target) you'd better be on the platform that is prepared to get into a patch tuesday frame of mind, and Andriod is nowhere near there.

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