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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:04 PM   #51
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I'm not sure about anyone else, but with Apple, updating is just hassle free.

You get the message saying update is available, click update and just let your phone do the rest. Only once have I had a problem, but with iCloud I just got everything back to the way it was within half an hour.
Same happens on Android and Windows Phone, you get a notification that a system update is available, you tap it and update.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:04 PM   #52
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Yeah but they just gave it the same name, but not all features are supported on all devices, so that % is a bit skewed. With Android, if a device has JellyBean, it has all the features of JellyBean.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:09 PM   #53
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Mac journalism expired about the time MacUser magazine ceased printing and has steadily devolved into unabashed fanboism, embarrassing leg humping and school girl cheerleading. The dangerous thing is that Apple probably believes it all and has gone tone deaf to valid analysis and criticism.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:14 PM   #54
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Yeah but they just gave it the same name, but not all features are supported on all devices, so that % is a bit skewed. With Android, if a device has JellyBean, it has all the features of JellyBean.
Lets see... iPod touch doesn't have FaceTime over cellular because..... it doesn't have cellular chips perhaps? Granted, Apple seems to hold back features for unknown reasons (why no panorama function on the ipad mini) but most features carry over if thay can be supported by the hardware.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:20 PM   #55
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Same happens on Android and Windows Phone, you get a notification that a system update is available, you tap it and update.
*Android - only once your provider says you can.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:24 PM   #56
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*Android - only once your provider says you can.
I have a Nexus. But still not my point, once an update becomes available you tap and install it. iOS isn't any different in that regard.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:24 PM   #57
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And now 300 million people are missing *punchline drum*
And they'll never miss it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:29 PM   #58
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We devs <3 iOS user's track record of staying up to date

I'd like it if springboard (the Homescreen) was a bit more... IDK, active... In iOS 7. IE, if the temperature icon updated on its own, and the ability to have widgets. But I'm sure you've all heard that before so I won't go into detail. If Apple adds those, I'll see absolutely no advantage to using Android or Windows or BB over iOS...
I've never understood this. I mean the calendar icon is updated with the current day so at some level the support is there.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:34 PM   #59
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Don't most people update because iOS will bug you until you do?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:48 PM   #60
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Huh??

I'ts the latest version. What the heck do they expect!?

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:50 PM   #61
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I think Apple should start naming their ios releases similar to osx's big cat names.
Small cats: Siamese, Manx, Maine Coon, Calico, Tabby, etc..
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:56 PM   #62
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Count me in the 40%. 2/3 of my iDevices are running iOS 5, my iPad since it's JB, and my 4th gen iPod Touch since it's slow enough as it is. Wish I'd kept iOS 4 on both. Part of the reason for these numbers may be the lack of downgradeability. You upgrade and don't like it? Too bad. You need to do a restore? You're stuck with the new, slower OS. Imagine if they pulled that **** on the Mac

Actually, people would complain and still buy them anyways
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:59 PM   #63
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Apparently you haven't used any version of Android in the last few years, not to mention 4.2 The keyboard in 4.2 is so much better than iOS it's ridiculous. Not to mention the "GUI" in 4.2 absolutely smokes iOS these days.

People who insist that iOS is still at the top of the heap do so out of ignorance. The game has changed people.
Actually, under Android I think the game has not so much changed as it has reverted to pre iOS rules. if you want the new feature set in Android, you have to replace your device. That is exactly how it worked with non-smart phones prior to 2007. It is how it works with any non-maintenance release of Android today.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:59 PM   #64
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Not successful. iPad 1 was obsoleted in just 2 years.
I'm not complaining that I can install iOS6 on my iPhone4, but why not let me install it on my iPad1?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 PM   #65
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The App Store google maps app is so much better than the one built into iOS 5. I have an iPad on iOS 6 with much better google maps!
Umm, no you don't. Google Maps is still designed only for the iPhone screen, so it's a pretty frustrating experience using it on the iPad. Possible, of course, but very awkward at either 1x or 2x size. iOS 5 "Google" Maps or iOS 6 Apple Maps are both (excusing the latter's possible glitches) much more pleasant to use on the iPad.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM   #66
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The fact they keep track of the number as notifications and messages received/sent scares the s*** out of me.
And you think AT&T, Verizon, & Sprint don't? You don't think Google or Facebook tracks numbers of messages sent?

Keeping track of messages sent <> reading your messages.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM   #67
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What scares the S*** out of me is Obama's executive order enabling him to shut down the internet with the snap of a finger. He could therefore prevent communication between people trying to overthrow him like was done in the Middle East last year.
i think you would find that obama switching off the internet would result in new government faster than any revolution to date.

there are agencies with licenses to kill you if they see fit. i find that much more disturbing.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:06 PM   #68
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Wow what a garbage update

Siri movie ticket purchases? Seriously?!

Lol
I haven't been to a movie theater since 1998 so yea, it's meaningless to me also.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:12 PM   #69
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I haven't been to a movie theater since 1998 so yea, it's meaningless to me also.
Really? I go to a few movies a year, and I'd love to be able to buy my tickets from my phone. Most of the theaters in my area do not support the feature through the Flixster app.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:14 PM   #70
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I'm still stuck with 4.2.1 on m 2nd gen iPod Touch, getting rather frustrating when downloading apps though. Nearly 50% of the apps give errors when trying to install: 'requires iOS 4.3', 'requires Open GL whatever', ... , and you can't see it before clicking the button. Ofcourse it's normal my hardware doesn't support it, nevertheless a notification before clicking the install button twice would be handy.
I still find, with this old device and old software, the browser and music player running so smooth for being more than three years old. I remember still seeing those cheapo Samsung 'smart'phones, requiring you to click each link twice before actually going there, and really having the slowest loading times I've ever seen. Ofcourse, that's very low-end and can't really be compared to a 'expensive' iPod touch.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:16 PM   #71
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Yeah but they just gave it the same name, but not all features are supported on all devices, so that % is a bit skewed. With Android, if a device has JellyBean, it has all the features of JellyBean.
So when you update the Galaxy SII to Jellybean you get NFC?
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I haven't been to a movie theater since 1998 so yea, it's meaningless to me also.
This doesn't bode well with me

Well hopefully we have a jailbreak
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:30 PM   #73
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This write up sounds more like an advertisement. Or is it just me?
Then do not read it! Problem solved.

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So when you update the Galaxy SII to Jellybean you get NFC?
No, No, No! NFC v10.0!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:38 PM   #74
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I'm just curious why this devolves into yet another thread about iOS vs Android. I guess because the editor posted link/flamebait?

Silly nonsense. To each their own. I'd gather most people here aren't affected by not being on Jelly Bean. And those that do have newer Android devices either have it - or are fine at the moment with ICS.

But don't let me stop the cyber tar and feathering
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:44 PM   #75
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Yeah but they just gave it the same name, but not all features are supported on all devices, so that % is a bit skewed. With Android, if a device has JellyBean, it has all the features of JellyBean.
So what if some features are not supported on some iOS devices? At least they can run all the latest iOS 6 apps and that's what's count.

The real problem with fragmentation is the mess it causes to developers trying to reach the most users possible without having to create multiple versions.

How many versions of Android a developer will have to target if it wants to reach 300 millions potential customers? I bet it's a lot more and that it would have to cover versions all the way back to 2.2... This means in many cases, a lot more work and a lot more testing.
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