Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:00 UTC
Google Yes, it's been a long road, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has achieved a major milestone. Just over half a year since it's been released, Google's latest Android version has crossed the all-important 7% installed base barrier. This is a major achievement for Android, so Google has reason to celebrate. I'm proud to be part of the 7.1%.
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RE: wow.
by kragil on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:26 UTC in reply to "wow."
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Yes, and once Apple all _their_ devices have to update right away it will reach 95% in a matter of days.

You won't even be asked, it will be awesome.

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RE[2]: wow.
by phti on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:28 in reply to "RE: wow."
phti Member since:
2012-06-02

can you explain better?

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RE[3]: wow.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 01:59 in reply to "RE[2]: wow."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think the point of this whole article is that although there are a number of different hardware configurations and manufacturers, new versions are still taking hold at a decent pace. It means that developers don't have to worry about supporting older versions too long.

Ios obviously doesn't have the problem, so referring to its statistics for upgrade times, is sort of stupid. Unless, that is you were just trying to point out that ios doesn't have that problem. It wasn't very clear from your post. However the reply you received didn't make sense either. Given the choice, devices should be updated to newer versions almost automatically.

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RE[2]: wow.
by MOS6510 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 09:06 in reply to "RE: wow."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

When you connect an iPhone to your computer iTunes will notify of a new version and ask if you want it. Now that the iPhone can update wirelessly it will again not do it without asking first.

If that's what you were getting at.

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RE[2]: wow.
by adkilla on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 15:41 in reply to "RE: wow."
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Nope. That is incorrect.

iOS achieved 95% only after the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak was out! ;-P

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RE[3]: wow.
by henderson101 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 18:46 in reply to "RE[2]: wow."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Really? Do you have hard figures?

There's no reason to Jailbreak for me anymore. In the UK all iPhones can be legally unlocked (depending on carrier rules, but at worst, end of contract). My 3G was factory unlocked as soon as it was allowed (the rules changed in the UK, so that carriers will now unlock whilst on contract), and 3GS and 4 were all factory unlocked free by O2 with in the first week of owning and whilst still on contract. I jailbroke the 3G to get video recording (cycorder). That's no longer an issue. I jailbroke the 4 to get the improved notifications, no longer an issue in iOS 5. I'd rather change OS now than mess about with Jailbreaks. Half the interesting stuff in the Cydia store never seemed to work on iOS 4 (the Terminal app being the one that stuck in my memory.)

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