Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2012 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Google So, how long have we been waiting for this to happen? Google has finally unveiled the future if the Android browser: it has no future. Google unveiled Chrome for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and has designated it as the future default browser for the Android platform.
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RE[4]: Oh, great!
by DhulKarnain on Wed 8th Feb 2012 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh, great!"
DhulKarnain
Member since:
2009-11-03

You do realize that iPhone 3GS users got the latest iOS 5 update on the day it was released and we're talking about a phone that's 2.5 years old. You do realize that, right?

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RE[5]: Oh, great!
by zima on Thu 9th Feb 2012 00:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, great!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's also a phone which is actively promoted and pushed on new owners...
(which probably also means that a period of support from the end of mass sales is becoming more relevant now)

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RE[5]: Oh, great!
by unclefester on Thu 9th Feb 2012 04:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, great!"
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2007-01-13

The 3GS is a current model (despite being grossly overpriced and well and truly outdated). That is why it is still supported.

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RE[5]: Oh, great!
by Brunis on Thu 9th Feb 2012 08:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, great!"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

You do realize that iPhone 3GS users got the latest iOS 5 update on the day it was released and we're talking about a phone that's 2.5 years old. You do realize that, right?


You do realize Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola etc. are not the same Company, you do realize that, right?

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RE[5]: Oh, great!
by Beta on Fri 10th Feb 2012 13:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, great!"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

You do realize that iPhone 3GS users got the latest iOS 5 update on the day it was released and we're talking about a phone that's 2.5 years old. You do realize that, right?


Yet the original iPhone and 3G is not, Apple can barely be bothered to support 3 handsets.
Look at how many Android devices get updates per manufacturer, its between a handful and a dozen…

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RE[6]: Oh, great!
by DhulKarnain on Fri 10th Feb 2012 14:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh, great!"
DhulKarnain Member since:
2009-11-03

Apple didn't put iOS 5 on the older iPhones because they simply cannot cope with the hardware requirements (even 3GS is really pushing it in the terms of perfomance - I remember my 3GS ran noticeably faster on iOS 3 and 4)

Meanwhile, practically all Android handsets released in just the last year should run ICS without a problem, and yet even now, 3 months after ICS was released, not even 2% of devices run it.

Why? Because it is not in the best interest of the carriers to do so. In a no-holds-barred attempt to conquer the market, Google handed over the reigns to carriers which now exploit their users. Come on, I owned a Sony Ericsson Android phone for which support was dropped only 6 months after release (only received one OS upgrade).

Apple and Microsoft got their shit together regarding OS update process. Android is a joke.

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