Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:00 UTC
Google Yes, it's been a long road, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has achieved a major milestone. Just over half a year since it's been released, Google's latest Android version has crossed the all-important 7% installed base barrier. This is a major achievement for Android, so Google has reason to celebrate. I'm proud to be part of the 7.1%.
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RE: Interesting Side Point
by shotsman on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 05:59 UTC in reply to "Interesting Side Point"
shotsman
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2005-07-22

I think you are right on the nail here.

Some makers don't give two hoots about aftercare. No security patches at all or what's worse a security patch that has made the phone unstable. (HTC, I'm looking at you).

As much as Google etc might like everyone to be running ICS a good proportion of the H/W out there simply can't handle it.

I see 'ICS fanboism' amongst Android users that is far worse than iOS envy in the Apple camp. Some have volunteered to root my phone so that I can join the club. Despite my actually hating HTC with a venom for making Apps like Twatter and FaceBlock part of the OS and thus can't be removed, I've gone back to the unpatched version of 2.3 that came with the phone. The many hundreds of posts in various fouls about people having real issues with ICS has made my mind up for me.

The bottom line is that for my needs, (phone, texts, looking up train times/location and a bit of browsing) the phone does what it says on the tin.

Then I have enough funds put together I'll be buying new phone and keeping the Sensation for use when I'm abroad on business. I am currently undecided about staying with Android or going back to an iPhone.
All I want is for the damm thing to work.
I suspect that I'm not alone there.

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