Sources: MSDN, The Verge
quote: Phones are legacy devices the second the next version comes out. Do you have any idea how many android phones that weren't released that long ago are stuck in 2.x land and will never, ever see the light of 4.x? Even those who upgrade via a custom rom are missing much of the feature base because the hardware lacks what the software requires.
quote: Hey Jason, I just wanted to say your articles have gotten much better as of late. I used to bitch at you pretty consistently, but the quality of the read has gone up. A few typos and errors are always forgivable, otherwise there would be no news sites on the internet I could visit.
quote: For iOS, you'll get the update on time, it will just run really slow and some apps will be practically non-functional, if your device is over one generation (1 yr.) removed from the launch device.
quote: Although considering who I am replying to, I might as well be talking to a brick wall.
quote: The only exception I have seen to this is Apple ... but all the older gen iPhones get the new iOS, but don't have the hardware to support the new features,
quote: It's deliberate, aggressive, shameless, forced upgrade behaviour from Cupertino.