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[5]: lack of tree syncs.
by zima on Sun 6th Nov 2011 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: lack of tree syncs. "
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Only it doesn't work that way, I think - essentially, on their site, you manually choose a download meant for your phone model.

It's probably built on gutted config / drivers from original ROM, and/or perhaps some bits from related devices, "cooked" manually for that particular supported device.

Individual phones are just a bit too different, I guess (mix of semi-random components without any - up to now, at least, maybe it'll change - need for auto-detection or universal initialisation methods?)

Edited 2011-11-07 00:05 UTC

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