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: I don't get it.
by kristoph on Sun 30th Oct 2011 17:20 UTC in reply to "I don't get it."
kristoph
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In fact, although I think the fragmentation issue is a storm in a teacup, I do find the follow up article objectionable.

It basically makes the case that lower end devices (which are typically purchased by less advantaged consumers) don't 'deserve' an update.

It's this same mentality that attempts to justify those of lower income receiving poorer education and healthcare and it's just wrong.

(Note that this is not a comment or criticism of Android. As I said, I don't think there is really a huge issue with the lack of Android updates on some devices. I am just criticizing the follow-up article for basically saying 'it's ok to screw the consumers who didn't buy the expensive stuff'.)

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