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[3]: wow.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 01:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: wow."
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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[4]: wow.
by Alfman on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 02:16 in reply to "RE[3]: wow."
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I wonder if the headline was meant to be sarcastic?

Never the less, of course IOS will be upgraded faster. Unfortunately android has a lot of middlemen mucking around in the upgrade process.

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RE[5]: wow.
by JAlexoid on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 02:29 in reply to "RE[4]: wow."
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And add to that, the fact that there are devices that are technically incapable of having Android 4. Like Nexus One.

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RE[4]: wow.
by some1 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 02:52 in reply to "RE[3]: wow."
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> Given the choice, devices should be updated to newer versions almost automatically.
Except when they don't quite work with the next version, like old iPod touches with iOS 4.

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