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[6]: Oh, great!
by DhulKarnain on Fri 10th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Oh, great!"
DhulKarnain
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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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RE[7]: Oh, great!
by zima on Sat 11th Feb 2012 00:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Oh, great!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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.

Meanwhile, you jump on momentary ICS adoption as if it were indicative of how many of those "last year" devices will get it ...the logical connection you make here seems quite tenuous (especially vs. how the relatively decentralised Android just has different type of unveiling schedule)

I wonder how you will see iOS dropping 3S support, which should happen within a year, likely just a few months after its active promotion and last large scale sales.

And come on, viewing Android through the perspective of Sony Ericsson, an entity which struggles, has internal development issues, smallish slice of the pie, & is in the red for quite some time?

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