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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lack of tree syncs.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 30th Oct 2011 16:28 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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There is no arguing with the chart. You can complain that there are a lot more phones not on the chart, but you can't argue with its obvious correctness in showing the intended information.


Now why is the chart the way that it is? How does ubuntu just release a single version that works on 85% of computers out there made by any manufacturer? They have a single tree of code with drivers for a variety of hardware, and no special interfaces for the different computer makes. Its not that impossible, and shouldn't be difficult to do the same on the mobile front. This is the direction that the manufactures need to go in.

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