Anonymous, 08 Jan 2015Nexus 6 is lot expensive now, remember?
They didn't say you had to get the Nexus 6.
And rooting is not that dangerous if you research and follow directions.
shell.OS, 08 Jan 2015Because of OS updates, I would definetely go for an iPhone. Unfortunately, I can not afford it... moreWhy would you go to iPhone for updates?
Have you seen what ios7 and 8 did to devices? Constant, bugs, crashes, and lags. And they have had to release updates constantly to try and fix it and usually made new bugs
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2015But peopled don't want to brick their phone by rooting. That's why they are still using jellyb... moreAll of my Android phones and tablets so far have been rooted (basically for Titanium Backup), and I have had zero bricks. Including zero recoverable bricks/softbricks. Unless you go for obscure phones, the rooting process will be very simple and well tested.
Another point: Lollipop has fewer restrictions on SD access. And even on unrooted KK, the restrictions are not as annoying as I thought they would be, at least when the developers use the correct API.
MHanz, 08 Jan 2015Still that pathetic Jelly bean is in the market, all down to those crappy white box Chinese ph... moreJelly bean, pathetic? Its better than kitkat and lollypop as jellybean supports writing to sd card.
Steve Max, 08 Jan 2015I can move software to the SD card on my Z1. I'm not a 12 year old idiot, so I'm able to root ... moreBut peopled don't want to brick their phone by rooting. That's why they are still using jellybean, myself included.
shell.OS, 08 Jan 2015Because of OS updates, I would definetely go for an iPhone. Unfortunately, I can not afford it... moreYou could always go for a Nexus or research which are the better supported devices (by teams such as Cyanogenmod, which have been in the news for all the wrong reasons).
Because of OS updates, I would definetely go for an iPhone. Unfortunately, I can not afford it, iPhones are ridiculously expensinve in my country. So, I have to stick to cheap Androids. Using 4.1.1 for a year and a half with no hope of getting an upgrade. :(
pt020, 08 Jan 2015My Nexus 7 (2012) had yesterday the update to 5.0.2....
and it looks like they did fix the pr... more... Just like every other release, am I right? Give it a couple more days and within a week you will be searching for a heap of bug fixes.
For me, since 5.0.2 I've had issues with wifi constantly disconnecting, losing touch responsiveness, random reboots, keyboard disappearing... It's nearly been a couple of weeks on my Nexus 7 2013. Frustrating.
This is disgusting news and Google needs to get its act together..If its due to all the carrier and branding then these need adressing because eventually it is going to end up in a BIG mess.
What happended to all Android phones been supported for 2 years? by the time Lollipop arrives on most devices they will be obselete.
Kit Kat rise is slow because of SD Card restrictions. Lollypop will be even slower because of even worse restrictions.
People who dont want to root their phones are simply staying with Jelly Bean. When people replace handsets they will get Lollypop wether they want it or not..IF they buy Android.
Google are trying to regain control of Android..but customers will not give up features they have been used to easily.
xperiaUser, 08 Jan 2015That's what google does, forcing people root this phone...I meant "their", mistype...
Rooted KitKat is as far as I go (Rooted for SD Card access..stupid Google).
Lollipop is riddled with bugs and even more features killed (eg no more Gallery..stupid Google)
greg, 08 Jan 2015o don't think that using Jelly Bean is pathetic-this is simply understandable 'cos this is la... moreI can move software to the SD card on my Z1. I'm not a 12 year old idiot, so I'm able to root my phone and use Link2SD.
The chart is not representative as most population in the world (China) who does not use Google Play Store, their data are not taken in.
Bastian Fassbender, 08 Jan 2015Maybe Gingerbread.. but who cares? Android is a crap! Its almost 3 months since Android Lollip... more"80% of iDevices" is still (in actual numbers) WAY WAY less than 39.1% of all Android devices.
Food for thought.
greg, 08 Jan 2015o don't think that using Jelly Bean is pathetic-this is simply understandable 'cos this is la... moreI would call "smart" keeping a vulnerable and unpatched version of Android (in a device that pretty much exposes your whole life) just for a feature that is actually available in all other newer versions of Android by several other means (such as 3rd-party apps or 3rd-party ROMs).