quote: Android got away with major annual redesigns since they were so far behind in polish and stability that it actually needed it.
quote: Notice the complaints of "not enough OS changes" after JB launched. Things are going to be much less volatile for Android now that Google has passed much of their "polishing" phase.
quote: JB was released last year, and only a minor revision was released since then (and it's still called JB). ICS was released the year before that.
quote: Yes, the point is that major revisions are slowing down since the release of ICS, now that the platform is maturing and catching up in fundamental features (stability, polish, smoothness).
quote: And yes, there were complaints that JB wasn't a big enough improvement over ICS.
quote: Android added that feature iOS had way back in 2007 with "project butter", and their big tablets are still laggy and unresponsive .