quote: unless you bought it 3 years ago, and then how can you expect to still be getting updates?
quote: the only thing you are over playing is the negative impact of fragmentation. with the insane adoption rates, the platform is booming
quote: Maybe because the largest Android competitor provides updates to 4 year old phones? It's not uncommon. Actually, abandoning users is uncommon.
quote: So in that sense you could argue that iOS is more fragmented.
quote: Except that in a lot of cases, those older Apple devices receive a crippled version of the update, missing many features, and often degrading performance significantly.
quote: Galaxy S would be something I'd consider low end: they're going for less than $50 on ebay, and they came out over 3 years ago.
quote: More importantly, what do you think that you are missing that an ICS update would provide?
quote: Google's done a good job of making their OS updates "boring" by moving non-core functionality out of the OS update process
quote: Android is now selling in 80% of all smartphones.
quote: Who exactly is hurt by this "fragmentation" thing you speak of? Certainly not the platform... Maybe some users that bought a low end phone 2 years ago and are crying over no updates...
quote: Like I said, Android is now selling in 80% of all smartphones. Who exactly is hurt by this "fragmentation"?
quote: Well, dont buy low end.
quote: On the high end, it smokes the other existing platforms
quote: Massive in what sense? To who?Android is now selling in 80% of all smartphones. Who exactly is hurt by this "fragmentation" thing you speak of? Certainly not the platform...
quote: I am not talking sales
quote: I am talking features
quote: less than 0.001% of all surveyed Android app installations lead to harmful effects to the user.