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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kurkosdr
Member since:
2011-04-11

Which explains why Windows Phone is doing so well in the mobile market. Face it, the game is iOS vs. Android

Smart people are waiting for WP8 (I do, when the contract of my Optimus 2X expires). WP7 for example doesn't have support for the latest dual core CPUs, WP8 with it's NT kernel will.

Instead of converting this into yet another fanboy pissfest, can we just focus on the fact Windows Phone manages updates well, which means smooth updates on a multi-vendor OS are prossible? Hence, Android users are right to WHINE for not getting updates on their phones (and not having access to the latest apps). In other words, let's admit there is a problem first, and maybe we can shame Google into fixing it (see previous post)

Edited 2012-06-05 10:13 UTC

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It does not take a fanboy pissfest to realize that all WP7 phones are, by design, extremely similar in looks and features, and that as such there could effectively be only one single Windows Phone OEM with two or three phones with the same results.

WP7, the way I see it, mainly competes with iOS, not Android. It doesn't try to address the issue of multiple form factors and wide pricing ranges like Android, Symbian, or increasingly s40 and Meltemi do.

Now, Windows 8 and WP8 could be more interesting, since Microsoft are now attempting to get their OS on a wider range of hardware by imposing firmware standardization on ARM OEMs. If it turns to work, then hopefully Android and other ARM OSs will also benefit from it in the long run.

Edited 2012-06-05 17:34 UTC

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