Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2014 17:31 UTC
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iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay introduces a better way to use iPhone while driving. And you can now control exactly how long Siri listens and more. Getting the update is easy. Go to Settings. Select General. And tap Software Update.

Getting the update is easy indeed. There's a certain other mobile operating system that could learn a few things from that one.

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What other OSs?
by franzrogar on Mon 10th Mar 2014 18:57 UTC
franzrogar
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2012-05-17

You said: "There's a certain other mobile operating system that could learn a few things from that one."

In my Android mobile, I go to "Settings" > "About phone" and click on "Update" too.

I guess on Windows terminals would be something alike.

My guess you wanted to say "other carriers that made their own derivates" as the ones to learn a few things.

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RE: What other OSs?
by bram on Mon 10th Mar 2014 20:21 in reply to "What other OSs?"
bram Member since:
2009-04-03

I think the point is: how often is there an update for your phone?
Typically zero or one in its lifetime, for Android phones.
Almost always zero for second tier brands.

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RE[2]: What other OSs?
by cdude on Tue 11th Mar 2014 09:00 in reply to "RE: What other OSs?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

or daily/nightly if you run Cyanogenmod
or every 6 months if you own a Nexus
point is: its your choice \o/

Edited 2014-03-11 09:04 UTC

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RE: What other OSs?
by drcoldfoot on Mon 10th Mar 2014 21:51 in reply to "What other OSs?"
drcoldfoot Member since:
2006-08-25

You said: "There's a certain other mobile operating system that could learn a few things from that one."

In my Android mobile, I go to "Settings" > "About phone" and click on "Update" too.

I guess on Windows terminals would be something alike.

My guess you wanted to say "other carriers that made their own derivates" as the ones to learn a few things.


True, But those updates are maintained by the manufacturer. So you rarely will have the latest offerings from Google.

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RE[2]: What other OSs?
by Lobotomik on Tue 11th Mar 2014 08:35 in reply to "RE: What other OSs?"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

True, but if you care about updates, yo can choose a Nexus phone and then you will get rapid updates for a long time. There is less choice in Nexus phones than in generic Android, but there is not much choice in iPhone either. Anyway, there is always a Nexus available that is roughly comparable with the latest iPhone, and it will cost A LOT less money.

It is true that most Android phones seldom get a whole-system upgrade, but on the other hand they ALL receive continual updates of the high-level APIS and applications, without even waiting for the yearly or half-yearly OS spin. Which is what most people care about (if at all).

Anyway, I hope that now that SS has been brought (closer) into peace with Android stock look-and-feel, their updates will become more frequent. And that the other manufacturers follow suit. Yeah, and world peace, and flying pigs...

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RE: What other OSs?
by REM2000 on Tue 11th Mar 2014 08:35 in reply to "What other OSs?"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

i think it's a comment more on the ease of pushing it out to all phones at once in the world. As you mention the carriers slow down a lot of the updates as well as the testing for drivers and software like touchwiz, im glad samsung are commited to released but it takes about a year or more to get an update, my galaxy note 10.1 is still on 4.1.1, i just updated my iPad 3 to 7,1

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RE: What other OSs?
by lindkvis on Wed 12th Mar 2014 07:18 in reply to "What other OSs?"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

My guess you wanted to say "other carriers that made their own derivates" as the ones to learn a few things.


Carriers and handset makers. They got their grubby little hands in there. But Google is in a strong position and really should start to insist on improving the process throughout the Android ecosystem.

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