Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Google So, Gingerbread has finally dropped below 50% of devices accessing Google Play. Ice Cream Sandwich has almost hit the 30%, and after six months, Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) almost hit the 10%. Google's page listing these numbers is like a trainwreck in slowmotion.
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RE[3]: Trainwreck?
by lustyd on Mon 7th Jan 2013 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Trainwreck?"
lustyd
Member since:
2008-06-19

"It doesn't matter if only a small percentage of users are on iOS 4, you still have to be backwards compatible. So you have the same problems on iOS. "

I disagree. If a user is on iOS 4 then they know they have an old phone and they know they are out of date. When a user is on Android 2.3 they may have bought the phone that day meaning they think they have the latest and greatest. They will then find they cannot update to the latest. To the developer, this means that on iOS you may be forgiven for not supporting the older versions but on Android you definitely won't be.

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RE[4]: Trainwreck?
by zima on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Trainwreck?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

With Apple there's fragmentation based on hardware, not much different. Apple actively promoted, pushed iPhone 3GS for a really long time - so that there are certainly people who bought it new fairly recently. Not even all the advertised OS functions work on it; plus there are demanding applications which won't run...

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