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]: So true.
by tbutler on Sun 30th Oct 2011 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: So true."
tbutler
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I think bringing up a lack of iOS support for the original iPhone or iPhone 3G is absurd. Apple's three year support cycle is longer than any other one I've seen in the mobile space. The point isn't that Apple eventually quits supporting devices -- every company must do that -- but that they wait a lot longer to do so. Android devices are sometimes released with outdated software and stay that way for good. Right now, every new iPhone (3GS/4/4S) has a current copy of iOS on it.

Will any Android device still be receiving official updates at the 3 year mark?

Yes, the newer iPhones support additional features, but the core platform is up to date even on the 2 1/2 year old iPhone 3GS.

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