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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

IOS5, perhaps not.. IOS4, security patches to keep the first Gen phones in use or any similar aproach based on the hardware lifespan rather than basing it on the embodyment of the marketing calendar in software would be far better.

But nah.. it's far more important that we throw perfectly good hardware into landfills becuse Apple needs to start another profit cycle. (still not to emply that Apple is the only company playing this game)

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