Android support seen lagging iPhone by wide margin

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Akarin, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Akarin macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2011
    Nyon, Switzerland
    While surfing the web, I fell on this article which I thought I'd link here:


  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Obviously: Its the same OS running on a range of diff hardware from diff companies. Exactly the same as Mac support is generally better than Windows support.
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    posted many times already and it is a bad chart. Break down on features being cut out of the updates and it starts looking ugly for iPhone.
  4. boss.king, Nov 5, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

    boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Exactly. Various iPhones run the same version-numbered software but when you look at the actual content they may as well be different versions. To be honest the best platform in this respect is WP7, but I'm sure over time even that will fragment a little. It's inevitable.

    That's not exactly right. You're thinking of customer support.
  5. *LTD*, Nov 7, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011

    *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    Looks like a lot of users for will be getting a **** sandwich instead. No ice cream. No sprinkles on top.

    Just a year you can forget about your device running the latest Android version. Solution: unsupported ROMs. LOL

    Apple supports their devices for around three years. iOS 5 is available for the the 3GS and it will run it decently. How's *that* for value?

    HTC announces which devices to get Ice Cream Sandwich

    HTC has been terribly vague about which devices will get Ice Cream Sandwich, the next major version of Android, as they are with almost any Android release. However, today they have announced via a brief Facebook post which devices will get the update. Hint: it's not many.

    According to the post, the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Rezound (US only), HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G (US Only) and HTC Amaze (US Only) will get the updates. This means that only devices from 2011 will see the update right now, and many others will likely be left to their own methods.

    The announcement follows typical behavior by Android vendors; only updating extremely recent devices to the latest version of Android, and leaving the rest of their user base to find their own way to upgrade. The practice can leave users open to all sorts of bad things, such as phishing attacks from 3rd party ROM's or bricking their phones.

    They did at least say that they're "continuing to assess [their] product portfolio" for device upgrade timing, however this is usually corporate speak for "it's not likely that older devices will see the updates officially."

    But hey, it's good to see HTC try, right? The updates won't begin until 2012.

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