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[2]: So true.
by bowkota on Sun 30th Oct 2011 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE: So true."
bowkota
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2011-10-12


The thing is, iPhone users as Mac users are used to be left behind after a few OS releases. I doubt that there are many software houses targeting all iPhone generations. Plus iOS does not support all previous models. So the developers are also constrained which APIs they are able across iPhone devices.


I was being sarcastic. There's barely any fragmentation in the iOS platform. By Christmas 9 in 10 users will be on iOS 5. The similarities between the 2 in terms of fragmentation is like heaven and hell.

Let's not start talking about developers here, the differences between the 2 markets are even more significant.

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RE[3]: So true.
by kristoph on Sun 30th Oct 2011 17:38 in reply to "RE[2]: So true."
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2006-01-01

I don't agree with that. On iOS we're targeting iOS 5. on Android, we're targeting 2.2. It's not that big a deal for developers.

(Although I take your point on the market as a whole. It's WAY WAY harder to actually make money on Android apps.)

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