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[3]: lack of tree syncs.
by cmchittom on Tue 1st Nov 2011 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: lack of tree syncs. "
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Ok... I'm not up to date on how phones do that. But, shouldn't that be pretty easy to do? How does cyanogenmod do it?


I'm not entirely sure, but since Cyanogenmod only targets specific phones, my best guess is that they compile a list of what's on Phones X, Y, and Z (since all that's known), and then have their own software to check for that hardware ("Oh, you have hardware a, b, and c: you must have a Motorola Droid," or whatever). I don't really know, though. Anybody with specific knowledge care to chime in?

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