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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RE: Semi-Relevant
by d3vi1 on Sun 30th Oct 2011 10:31 UTC in reply to "Semi-Relevant"
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The initial article wasn't an analysis of the cause of the issue with Android. It was just a statement of the effects. My personal issue is that we have 1000 droid phone versions with 1000 software versions, most of them out of date. For which do we do the development? For the least common denominator? What's the point of having new APIs if 90% of the phones don't have access to them?
Otherwise, yes, it's comparing Apples with Oranges.
It's the same issue with Windows vs. Mac OS X. If you develop software for Windows, you need to have Windows XP as the baseline and have no access to Windows Vista and 7 technologies.

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RE[2]: Semi-Relevant
by No it isnt on Sun 30th Oct 2011 13:33 in reply to "RE: Semi-Relevant"
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Oh really? How about simply targeting the API you need? When I had a Mac, the one thing that annoyed me the most was that a new OS version made the old ones instantly obsolete as the developers jumped to new APIs for no other reason than the fact that they were new.

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