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: I agree. And disagree.
by leos on Thu 27th Oct 2011 18:32 UTC in reply to "I agree. And disagree."
leos
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But I don't agree that keeping up to date with iOS has really benefited iPhones though. What it has done, is essentially force all iPhones to stick to the same basic design


That doesn't make any sense. There's no reason that Apple couldn't put more buttons on the phone if they wanted to. If the iPhone 5 had 10 buttons, they could easily release iOS 6 that supported 10 buttons on that hardware and still worked with one button on older models.

Which has led to one of the worst bits of UX I've encountered in recent years - overloading the function of the home button. It never works properly. I want to go home, it brings up the app switcher. I want to switch quickly to another recently used app, it goes to the home screen. Try to press it a bit more deliberately, and I go to voice control. It's completely infuriating.


Sounds like your home button is broken. However I do agree that overloading the home button is not the ideal solution.

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