Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 13:56 UTC
Apple "Looking at the stats for all our apps (we have 4 universal apps with almost 3 million downloads) and for all versions after a month gives an interesting picture." Close to 70% is on iOS 6 already. In the meantime, Sony just announced it's going to leave loads of users in the cold by not upgrading their phones to Jelly Bean. Those that do have an update in the pipeline will have to wait until next year.
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The coming of the Nexusi...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 19th Oct 2012 14:04 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

There are rumors swirling that Google is partnering with LG, HTC, Samsung and Sony are about to unleash new nexus smart phones. I think the idea is to push stock android on more devices that can be updated more frequently than what the manufacturers can do right now.

Also, with that being said, I think the IOS 6 numbers are expected to be low as people hold off on the upgrade until they know maps is okay. I navigated with a friend using ios 6 maps last weekend. It worked fine. I imagine it would for any non major city goer who doesn't need public transportation routing, if they're still in a populated area.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Even Nexus devices get updates months after availability.

iOS 6 adoption is not low -- by any measure. That's the point. It is absurdly high and achieved at a pace that hardly has any peer to speed of adoption -- whether mobile or any other platform type. It's 50-70% already (by various measures comparable to this). By what measure is that low?

The FUD on Maps has been absurdly overblown.

Edited 2012-10-19 15:22 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I would expect that the adoption of ios6 would be slower than the adoption of ios5.

The Maps situation is not all FUD. Like I said with the previous post, its better on ios6 for many people, worse for others (ie, those that need public transit routing). If I lived in the urban areas like NY, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Madrid, Toronto, Barcelona, ect, I would not recommend the upgrade to IOS 6.

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macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

There is no FUD on Maps. It is utterly craptastic and unusable. I have zero faith in the results after it left my wife stranded and her ride 20 minutes away scratching their head.

I dropped a pin of her location to her ride and messaged the pin to her ride. The ride, received a completely different pin location 20 minutes away! Both phones were iOS6. There is no free pass on this. If Maps isn't made trustworthy my next phone will not be from Apple.

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

yes especially after the Apple fans created so much buzz about it ( see http://www.osnews.com/story/25940/Apple_s_coming_map_application_wi... )

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RE: The coming of the Nexusi...
by redshift on Sat 20th Oct 2012 05:40 in reply to "The coming of the Nexusi..."
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

There are rumors swirling that Google is partnering with LG, HTC, Samsung and Sony are about to unleash new nexus smart phones. I think the idea is to push stock android on more devices that can be updated more frequently than what the manufacturers can do right now.

Also, with that being said, I think the IOS 6 numbers are expected to be low as people hold off on the upgrade until they know maps is okay. I navigated with a friend using ios 6 maps last weekend. It worked fine. I imagine it would for any non major city goer who doesn't need public transportation routing, if they're still in a populated area.


The maps have been ok... but it is not very good at finding things by topic. If you have an address you will probably be ok. However, It did tell my friend that his destination was an onramp in florida... but he was close enough that he got where he was going in the end.

I miss the the public transportation maps... the modules I have tried are not as good as Googles. You can get walking instructions out of apples maps... but the UI did not make it obvious at first.

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