re: Gingerbread Finally Reaches 50% Of Android Smartphones
You talk about competition, but you don't have all the facts about the MS software. "Microsoft hasn't provided metrics on how quickly Mango has been adopted by Windows Phone users. " So we don't know how many phones are actually running the newest version.
Now what about Blackberry? Are they not competition? Just because their company is failing, you can not leave them out. I used to have a BB, and every time there was an update, I would have to wait for rogers to mess it up and release it. This process took an average of 5-6 months.
Also, there is no comment on the fact that after google releases an update, then the manufacturers have to 'modify' it, then the service providers mess with it. How can you blame google for the fact that motorola, LG, HTC, etc are the ones taking the time.
This is the reason why I have the Nexus S. I am tired of the hardware manufacturers and carriers taking forever to add their junk to the wonderful system that is android.
Put the blame where it should be:
-manufacturers, for 'modifying' android to look the way they want.
-service providers for 'modifying' android and even adding apps you can not delete. (I'm looking at you Bell)
Same thing when you compare Android to other devices. Motorola android is NOT android, it is a 'custom' version, with limitations added into the system. A good example is the Galaxy S2, still does not have video google talk, but the nexus s does.
I just wish there was more clear information, for customers to make an educated choice.
Please help your friends make good choices, learn before you buy!