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]: i'm confused
by Neolander on Tue 1st Nov 2011 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE: i'm confused"
Neolander
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I see a kind of a point in what he said though. If Android releases are indeed more frequent (can't tell), then a fair graph would use a number that is independent on the update frequency, such as the time since a given release of iOS or Android has been on the market.

Also, considering feature updates as a supreme concern leads to the release of half-baked aberrations such as iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G. What matters most is security and bugfix ("support") updates, not breaking working phones with OS releases that do not work on them, and I'm astonished that so few comments are mentioning that. But this is another story...

Edited 2011-11-01 08:56 UTC

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