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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Do you realize what is involved?
by jnemesh on Mon 4th Jun 2012 23:43 UTC
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People who WHINE *YES WHINE* about upgrades, and how long they take/took need to visit (and read) the developer sites where they are working on getting custom ICS ROMS (like Cyanogenmod) up and running on various hardware. Each and every phone is unique, and presents it's own challenges when porting over a new version of the OS. Things that worked just fine on one model phone might take a MONTH of meticulous debugging to find the root of a problem on another. There is a LOT of work that goes into an upgrade...either the official upgrades, or the custom ones created by the community of developers out there.

And comparing Android to iOS and Apple's updates isn't exactly fair, either. Apple has to support a whopping 3 phones, the 3gs, the 4, and the 4s. Android has to work on THOUSANDS of phones, each with it's own chipsets, GPUs, radios and other hardware that may or may not be unique to that ONE model. Add to that the fact that most phones are jumping TWO OS versions, from 2.3.4 to 4.0.4! There are MAJOR changes under the hood!

And for those of you WHINING about the Nexus updates...yes, it's unfortunate that they had to pull the upgrade, but I, personally, would rather have an upgrade that is TRULY an upgrade, NOT one that is half-baked and causes more problems than it solves! What is the point in applying an "upgrade" if that upgrade borks your phone???

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