Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2012 23:59 UTC
Apple So, iOS 6 will make its way to devices all the way back to the 3GS... But many key features are not available at all on the 3GS, and even the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are seeing features held back. "Some features, like the VIP List for email, the Offline Reading List, and Shared Photo Stream won't work on the iPhone 3GS. Even flagship iOS features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and FaceTime over cellular won't work on recent devices like the iPhone 4 or the iPad 2 - not to mention the iPhone 3GS." Pretty scummy and misleading.
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RE[5]: Scummy How?
by FunkyELF on Wed 13th Jun 2012 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Scummy How?"
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

Turn by turn navigation should be an application on top of an OS, not part of the OS itself.

Android does this correctly. A year or so ago Apple had to update iOS to be able to share photos directly to twitter or to facebook or something. This should have been an update to the photo application, not iOS... and they still hardcoded it so that the next social site would have to wait for an iOS update to be able to accept photos.

Again, android had this right from day one. You have an application that provides photos, and you have an application that accepts photos... Android facilitates them interfacing with each other. Its beautiful. The very first Android phone without any OS updates can take advantage of a camera application and a social application created tomorrow.

I'm upset about the state of Android and getting OS updates. ICS is awesome but being stuck on Gingerbread or Froyo doesn't limit any of my applications in any way noticeable.

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RE[6]: Scummy How?
by Morgan on Wed 13th Jun 2012 15:56 in reply to "RE[5]: Scummy How?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree with you to some extent. However...

The very first Android phone without any OS updates can take advantage of a camera application and a social application created tomorrow.


That is simply untrue. My old Cliq with 1.6 was banned from running a lot of newer apps, with the Google Market claiming they were for 2.1 and higher. Once the official 2.1 update from Motorola rolled out, I was able to install and run most of those apps. Even so, some still refused to install for unknown reasons.

I'm upset about the state of Android and getting OS updates. ICS is awesome but being stuck on Gingerbread or Froyo doesn't limit any of my applications in any way noticeable.


I've noticed that this is true for the most part; my Admiral on 2.3 can run just about anything in the market today except for apps that don't like the odd 480x640 resolution. So I would say from 2.x on, your comment above is correct. But for 1.x phones it's a completely different story.

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