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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RE[2]: The point
by No it isnt on Sun 30th Oct 2011 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE: The point"
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It's a critique that's repeated all the time, so I'm not sure why you always want to see it raised. It certainly sucks. Still, it's not like you've been missing out on all that much if your phone stays on Froyo (being stuck with Éclair and no app2sd is worse). The improved cut & paste in Gingerbread is certainly nice, but not needed for software running under it, and the old one won't stop working. Software written for Android usually supports older revisions of the OS. It's not like on OS X, where developers tend to immediately jump to the newest API, forcing anyone wanting to run new software to upgrade the OS.

Keep in mind that people still happily run Windows XP. It's a well supported OS. So is Android down to version 1.6.

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