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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Denial is pathetic
by Tony Swash on Fri 19th Oct 2012 17:25 UTC
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

Coming up with clever arguments, rubbishing statistics or making speculative claims doesn't change a thing. The facts are clear and unambiguous and have not changed for a long time. Android OS updates are very, very slow to filter out into the installed base. iOS OS updates are installed at a very, very much faster rate. New versions of the Android OS take a long time to get above 50% if they ever do. New versions of iOS take a very short time to get above 50% of the installed base. Trying to pretend those things are not true is pathetic and unsustainable.

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RE: Denial is pathetic
by galvanash on Sat 20th Oct 2012 01:21 in reply to "Denial is pathetic"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Who is that directed at? I'm just really curious since as far as I can tell the article you just lashed out at supports most of your post...

Where are the clever arguments, rubbish statistics, or speculative claims you are referring to? Maybe you meant to reply to a specific comment?

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RE[2]: Denial is pathetic
by Soulbender on Sat 20th Oct 2012 06:44 in reply to "RE: Denial is pathetic"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, he's just insecure in his choice of brand loyalty.

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RE: Denial is pathetic
by pooo on Sun 21st Oct 2012 14:50 in reply to "Denial is pathetic"
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

It is so clear I'm not sure why there was even an article about this. You may as well write an article saying how awesome android is because 99% of users have functioning turn by turn navigation and have for the last few years. Yeah, we get it, they are different and have different pros/cons. There are debatable strengths that might make for interesting news but this is really pointless.

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RE[2]: Denial is pathetic
by pooo on Sun 21st Oct 2012 14:53 in reply to "RE: Denial is pathetic"
pooo Member since:
2006-04-22

Actually 70% is laughably *low* considering apple's update model. Updates are so seamless on ios that means 30% (!!!) have willingly decided to refuse the update because they've heard about problems with ios6. I bet the large majority of those are refusing because of maps. That is a pretty huge slap in the face for Apple! Lol!

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