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 updates suck regardless
by Moochman on Sun 30th Oct 2011 10:09 UTC
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Both the original chart and the author of this rebuttal are correct. I agree that it wasn't really fair to put low-end phones in that chart. But the thing is, even if you limit the chart to high-end phones you'll still see that Android is horribly uneven when it comes to update support. And I'm one of the ones who's been burned (Motorola with a horribly buggy version of Froyo on it). And yes, I damn well care whether I get the Gingerbread update, and until I get that update I will remain unsatisfied with my phone.

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