Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2011 00:20 UTC
Google "Let's not mince words here: This 'Android and iPhone Update History' chart [OSNews item] is not a good chart. Oh, it's a pretty chart, to be sure artfully illustrated and researched. But this chart - done up by Michael Degusta at The Understatement and reposted by anyone unable to think clearly, apparently - is not a good chart. Or at the very least, it fails to recognize a fundamental difference between Android and iOS and the iPhone."
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Android could have better updates
by pandronic on Sun 30th Oct 2011 09:31 UTC
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

Android could have better updates for some devices (not all), but even if you are stuck with a 2.1 or 2.2 phone you are better of than with an iPhone, IMO. The iPhone is really nice if and only if you use it for just what Steve predicted you'd use it, otherwise you'll hit a wall pretty soon ... been there, done that. The same goes for any customization and personalization of the phone. You can never make it yours, it'll always be Apple's.

BTW, nice notifications in iOS5 ;)

P.S.: I'm genuinely curious: can Siri be trusted to work 100% of the time? Is it really useful or it's just a gimmick to impress your mates? Also does it work in other languages than English?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Re PS : I have put my hand on an iPhone 4S this week-end, here are a few quick comments. Siri supports French, German, US and UK English. In French, voice recognition is pretty bad at the moment, and the command vocabulary is noticeably limited (it cannot answer "where" or "who" questions, manipulating agenda entries is painfully difficult). Considering that Engadget were quite impressed, I guess not all supported languages are equal. Hope this helps.

Edited 2011-10-31 17:31 UTC

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