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[4]: wow.
by Alfman on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 02:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: wow."
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

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."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

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[6]: wow.
by Schmeggma on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 08:22 in reply to "RE[5]: wow."
Schmeggma Member since:
2006-01-14

My Desire has been using a custom ICS ROM for a while now; hardware acceleration et al.

The limitation is artificial.

edit: referring to the Nexus One. The point still stands that some devices are incapable.

Edited 2012-06-03 08:28 UTC

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RE[6]: wow.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 17:57 in reply to "RE[5]: wow."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

From what I understand, its not incapable, it just uses a unique chipset that isn't used by anything that is getting an official ics update. there are ICS roms out there for it. So its difficult, but being worked on by some folks.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1366897

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