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 abraxas on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 13:09 UTC in reply to "Interesting Side Point"
abraxas
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A fair few of my non-technical friends use android phones. There is one thing that surprised me coming from my custom rom bubble.. The big question that they ask is.. why do I need to upgrade. These are users who have come from feature phones to smart phones which they use for emails, sms and phone calls.. so they don't get why they need to upgrade to get new features when the features they need work "just fine" as they are...

I suspect there are tens of thousands of users around the world that fall into this category.. they see the update icon come up on their phone and never actually apply it because they just don't see a need.

I wonder how many ICS user we would have if all those users simply accepted the update?

Personally I think it's being a good citizen to keep your devices updated. In theory it should mean that you get security updates in a timely fashion...


Spot on. A lot of users don't even upgrade their apps, nevermind their OS. Only people into tech are interested in the newest update unless it has a feature that everyone has been clamoring for or it has been marketed to death.

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