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[2]: Comment by snorkel2
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2011 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by snorkel2"
Thom_Holwerda
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Your grandmother, your mother, your 12 year old daughter, your mechanic, your boss, your children's teacher, your gardener, probably most of your colleagues, most of your friends... and the list goes on.
I would say a good estimation would be 90% of the active smartphone population don't know how to do this but more importantly they don't want to bother with it (and I think I'm being generous here).


That's the thing - the same applies to updates. I have yet to encounter an iPhone or iPad in the wild which was fully updated - other than my own. Just about every iPhone I've seen was running the version it came shipped with.

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RE[3]: Comment by snorkel2
by Beta on Thu 27th Oct 2011 20:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by snorkel2"
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2005-07-06

iOS5 is Appleā€™s saving grace here; hopefully, for the 4S, they should get everyone on the next iteration without a hitch. Probably.

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RE[3]: Comment by snorkel2
by MOS6510 on Thu 27th Oct 2011 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by snorkel2"
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2011-05-12

That doesn't explain the Internet nearly going down when iOS 5 was released.

And I read an article a while ago showing iPhone users were much faster at upgrading their phones than Android users. Same for OS X upgrades.

See, our fanatical fruit devotion does pay off in a positive manner.

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RE[4]: Comment by snorkel2
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2011 21:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by snorkel2"
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2005-06-29

That doesn't explain the Internet nearly going down when iOS 5 was released.


Uh, got any source for that?

Edited 2011-10-27 21:28 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by snorkel2
by bowkota on Thu 27th Oct 2011 22:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by snorkel2"
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2011-10-12


That's the thing - the same applies to updates. I have yet to encounter an iPhone or iPad in the wild which was fully updated - other than my own. Just about every iPhone I've seen was running the version it came shipped with.


Well my personal experience paints another picture, most of my friends, family and classmates at uni both in the UK and Sweden are up to date.
However, that's a very small sample, I think the following link paints a clear picture. This was before iOS 5.

http://www.cocoanetics.com/2011/08/ios-versions-in-the-wild/

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