Posted on May 8th, 2012 at 22:27 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Google -- Write a comment
Apple shipped iOS 5.1.1 yesterday. iPhone 3GSs bought in June 2009 are eligible to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 today. How many Android phones from 2009 are running an even vaguely up to date OS? None.
It might technically ‘run’ the OS, which is indeed commendable, but I certainly remember huge performance issues and complete lock-ups with running iOS4 on a previous generation of iPhone, and of course other features are just simply not available.
I think this really only emphasises that the iPhone series has a much more narrow range of hardware to take into consideration compared to the Android handsets out there, and that’s about it.
This must be the smuggest post ever put on this otherwise excellent blog. 35 words and yet there is so much wrong with it.
There’s not much wrong with reality.
iOS 5 runs fine on my 3GS.
Not as fast as on a 4 or 4GS, but it runs nice.
I think smug would be more like: “Since Android is open, customers can compile and install new versions themselves. Providers don’t have to deploy new versions to old phones, the open source community can take care of it!”
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