Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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RE[4]: Nice to see I'm not alone
by zima on Sat 31st Dec 2011 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice to see I'm not alone"
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I've been modded down so clearly someone disagrees with me, but the coward hasn't left a comment.

Could someone explain to me what it was about my comment that is wrong. If I've misjudged the situation then I'd love to understand where any why ;)

Wouldn't that make upmodes without comments just as useless?

Anyway, maybe that's about the bit quoted by the other poster - especially since, really, to what he and your quote allude to not quite correct, presents things in a way which assumes quite narrow perspective / misses larger picture.

There's more than SE - Nokia, Samsung, LG know, the actual heavyweights (and ZTE or Huawei are poised to become ones, have really explosive growth - but you probably even hardly heard about their handsets)
Sure, Apple sold more than many (not all*) single models of other makers (*which supposedly didn't help them much?), but that ignores how other makers sell much more overall (and how Apple pushes the same models on the masses for much longer - so, say, the length of support from the end of mass sales isn't that remarkable) ...really, how they are the force propelling the mobile market forward, monumentally influencing the world (on which Apple tried to catch a free ride - in the end, paying close to a billion to Nokia and related issues seem not settled with others)
There are 5+ billion mobile subscribers. Even assuming all iPhones ever made are still in use ...that's 2 to 3%.

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