re: Android Jelly Bean More Than Doubles Market Presence
ha ha. many of my family, friends and colleagues that have lived within the apple ecosystem for many years are actually now switching to android. re; unlike ios, where you're forced to upgrade sooner or later due to app incompatibilities (and then deal with an os that older hardware can't handle, or bite the bullet and buy that shiny new iphone), old android phones can continue to run quite well on older versions - there is no NEED to upgrade. Android "fragmentation" is actually beneficial for people that opt not to upgrade their device every 6 months, and speaks to the choice that's @ the heart of android adoption. those wanting the "latest greatest" can buy a nexus device. those that don't care how old their phone is, as long as they can update their facebook status and upload a few cute pix of the kids, can continue to use and be satisfied with their old froyo devices. those folks somewhere in the middle, the majority of users who update their phone every 2 years as part of a carrier refresh cycle, can be satisfied with a reasonably up-to-date os that is most suited to their hardware (and is likely to have @ least 1-2 subsequent os updates that will enhance vs. cripple their device).