Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2011 15:45 UTC
Google "The announcement that Nexus One users won't be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google's support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I've been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones and Nexus One users have fared much, much better than most Android buyers." I'm happy the modding community takes care of orphaned devices, but a solution it is not. I'm hoping the crop of Android phones released this past year - which were not included in this analysis - fair better. If there's one thing Google should steal from Apple, it's their iOS update support.
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RE: That's all very nice, but...
by rhavyn on Thu 27th Oct 2011 16:53 UTC in reply to "That's all very nice, but..."
rhavyn
Member since:
2005-07-06

SO you can only compare phones running android individually, and not group them as 'Android'.


Does that mean we can stop pretending that "Android's" market share numbers mean anything and compare individual phones or individual manufacturer's market share instead? Or does the "only compare phones individually" rule only count when it helps Android, not when it hurts it?

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intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Only if we can stop pretending that marketshare actually reflects the better product.
Or do you genuinely believe McDonald's is the world's best restaurant and Internet Explorer is the world's best web browser?

Edited 2011-10-27 22:43 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Does that mean we can stop pretending that "Android's" market share numbers mean anything and compare individual phones or individual manufacturer's market share instead? Or does the "only compare phones individually" rule only count when it helps Android, not when it hurts it?

No we can't since - as you almost noticed there - those are different things, you see. Hence different circumstances (however keen you seem on pretending they are the same)

Market share matters as a whole, as a platform which can be targeted. You know, the holy "ecosystem"

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