Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:32 UTC
Apple Apple has released iOS 6.1 - it's not a huge release so you probably won't notice much. What is interesting, however, is that Apple has unveiled that after just five months, 300 million iOS devices have been updated to or run iOS 6 - about 60% of all iOS devices ever sold. Google can learn a lot from this, since we're 14 months down the line, and Ice Cream Sandwich is only on about 40% of Android devices. Like I said, trainwreck in slowmotion.
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RE: Reality call for Thom
by sanctus on Mon 28th Jan 2013 23:22 UTC in reply to "Reality call for Thom"
sanctus
Member since:
2005-08-31

I'm running 4.0 on a Galaxy S, which, by the way, run smoother and faster since the upgrade. For the first time in the phone life, the GPS work nearly as expected. If it wasn't for cyanogen, I would be locked with 2.3.

The thing you don't seem to get about Android is that it's fast enough and the OS update policy is totally broken. Plus google don't have the balls admit it and then make it right. Probably, the majority of phone could be upgraded, but with all the people who shouldn't be working on customizing an OS, are at work right now holding back customer.

All reasons invoke to justify this terrible life cycle of the android OS is a building block to poor user experience.

My phone carrier now offer me a free upgrade, I'm impatiently waiting for the firefox or ubuntu phone.

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RE[2]: Reality call for Thom
by reduz on Mon 28th Jan 2013 23:39 in reply to "RE: Reality call for Thom"
reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Nope. Galaxy S is still a high end phone compared to the value phones like the Ace, Y, SL-19003 (lower specs Galaxy S for emergent markets), Xperia Mini, etc. Those can't run ICS or JB because they are not even NEON or ARMV7 phones.
Also, Galaxy S didn't get an official ICS update because it doesn't fit in the rom, you have to place part of the OS on the memory card for it to work.

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RE[3]: Reality call for Thom
by BrianH on Mon 28th Jan 2013 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Reality call for Thom"
BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

Also, Galaxy S didn't get an official ICS update because it doesn't fit in the rom, you have to place part of the OS on the memory card for it to work.


It didn't fit in the ROM when the extra Samsung stuff was included. I have CyanogenMod 10.1 (JB 4.2) running in my Galaxy S, and it fits in the ROM just fine, with no Samsung or carrier extras needed.

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