So full disclosure. I consider myself a hardcore Android fan. I'm on Macrumors because i like MAC OSX and Macbooks. I got my Galaxy Nexus in December of 2011. The iPhone 4 that is on iOS 7 was released a year and a half earlier in summer 2010. Google just announced that the Galaxy Nexus won't get the new 4.4 update of Android because it's longer than their "18 month" update cycle. I didn't even know that this cycle existed before today. Android 4.4 is supposed to "run well on low-end devices with as low as 512MB RAM", yet my Galaxy Nexus has double the amount of RAM (1GB). You don't have to be a scientist to see that Google is artificially holding the update back. You may ask why i'm not just getting the Nexus 5 and be over it. The thing is i was going to get the Nexus 5 until i found out that the Gnex won't get 4.4. I wanted to give the Galaxy Nexus to my Mom who is still on an old Sony Ericsson feature phone. If any of you have a Nexus 4 that means in 6 Months you won't get an update. Why am i supposed to get a Nexus 5 if i know that it will be less supported than an iPhone 5S that i could get instead? So you can tell i'm mighty pissed off and i hope the Apple blogs and fans will pound Google for this. I would've never thought that one day i would consider getting an iPhone over a Nexus, i'm quite shocked.