Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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ICS release date
by patrix on Mon 19th Dec 2011 21:12 UTC
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BTW, you said Ice Cream Sandwich was released 2 months ago, that's not quite true.. 2 months ago it was DEMOED in the Hong Kong event.. The source itself came out about a month ago.

ok so maybe a month isn't such a huge difference, but really, all the manufacturers didn't have an early access to the code, so they're just beginning to get a hold of it and adapt it to their devices and hardware, and custom software.

My bet is ICS updates will come WAY faster than Android 2.2 or 2.3... At least for the devices that have been deemed updatable by the OEMs ;) And if Sony is being more forthcoming and actually letting people try early ports of ICS on their phones.. I really do feel things have changed for the better. Crossing my fingers!

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