heynekko, 08 Oct 2015So you'd think by updating to the latest version with all the new features will make the old h... moreits clear u dont own any iDevice,,
and Iphone 4 still works great in the later IOS zzzz,
Update this, update that, update everywhere - as if it will kill us if we don't. Yes, updates are meant to tune/fix existing features and introduce new ones - but we seem to be conditioned to think that our lives depend on it. Advertising at its finest, I guess
One more thing, we're using phones, not sensitive hospital, or bank servers (which actually NEED constant security updates).
This lollipop destroyed the phone after update. Kitkat was way better!
Go to any school. Or imagine your kid coming up to you. "Dad I got 23.5% in my exam".
In what world or dimension is this not a fail?
but but but i thought M was the newest version and we are still talking about the 23% lollipop.
heynekko, 07 Oct 2015You have to understand that android is like Microsoft windows on PC.. Although Windows 8, 8.1,... moreyou cant compare windows to a mobile os, in windows you have to BUY each upgrade, will on mobile os, its FREE. tell me who has the money to BUY each new version for windows?! even big companies dont do that
heynekko, 07 Oct 2015You have to understand that android is like Microsoft windows on PC.. Although Windows 8, 8.1,... moreuntil something like the stagefright exploit comes along and then the system breaks down for said gingerbread user.
having the phone mfgr. AND the carrier dictate your core OS updates is just wrong.
it'd be like buying a dell pc, a security vulnerability being found in IE, and dell releasing a patch for it.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2015yes but slow as a snailSo you'd think by updating to the latest version with all the new features will make the old hardware go faster? Think again. Even the old iphones are slowed by the latest iOS update and users are scurrying to downgrade.
This where apple excels, in the software, Android is a great OS with a lot of bugs.
samsung-ex-employer, 07 Oct 2015Why slow adoption? Because for example, Samsung stops to provide updates to most of devices af... moresamsung doesn't provide update at all, they didn't provide update for my S4,A5,S5, samsung is crappy
This is sad. Marshmallow is right around the corner, and last year's version is not even used by a quarter of the user base?
Android OEMs have ZERO incentive to update your old phone. Their main revenue is by selling new devices, not updating old ones. This is the same as Windows PCs. The difference is, PC OEMs are not handling Windows update, thus they can still focus in selling new hardware, while users of existing machines get patches. Not the case with Android.
Android ecosystem is broken. How Google and the OEMs handled the stagefright vulnerability should be a clear indication the lack of care.
If you have a lot of free time to support yourself with custom ROM, Android is for you. For everybody else, I would advise you to look elsewhere.
Using percentages is a little misleading as Android has an 82.8% share in OS used on phones globally.
The largest contribution to this are carriers. They slow updates down and give little incentive for manufacturers to make firmware updates for their models. Most people do not understand this, but it is true.
There's no doubt that KitKat is better than Lollipop that runs without any problems or any kind of issue that says all
Lollipop adaptation is slow.. Many OEM don't bother to updates their products, even the flagship usually only get 12-24 months update support and the update is also released not timely, well its business, they need profit, so you better buy new phones for latest updates..
and I think most of people really wants their phone to get the latest and greatest version of android, if they say otherwise it's only to make themself a little better..
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2015btw... where is honeycomb.?Because honeycomb is not a smartphone OS... Its meant for tabs only.
and this distribution chart shows the data for Mobile phones only.
Why slow adoption? Because for example, Samsung stops to provide updates to most of devices after 18 months. Not everyone want/need to buy new device every 1,5 year.