Jump to content



Photo

Majority of iOS users have already upgraded to 7?!

ios apple ios 7

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 CJEric

CJEric

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,261 posts
  • Joined: 04-December 01

Posted 21 September 2013 - 15:27

Well, that was fast...  :|




#2 Enron

Enron

    Windows for Workgroups

  • 8,815 posts
  • Joined: 30-May 11
  • OS: Windows 8.1 U1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 900

Posted 21 September 2013 - 15:40

I wish everyone else could push out their updates like that. Everyone I know already upgraded.

 

Why don't other phones (WP/Android) get their updates so fast? Is it the carriers or the manufacturers fault?



#3 The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,021 posts
  • Joined: 06-June 04
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro x64
  • Phone: Nexus 4

Posted 21 September 2013 - 15:46

Is it the carriers or the manufacturers fault?

 

Both. Manufacturers are lazy. They also change a lot of aspects of Android to incorporate their bloatware which delay updates further. Carriers take time to include additional bloatware and to lock down features.



#4 Albert

Albert

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,530 posts
  • Joined: 18-March 02

Posted 21 September 2013 - 15:52

I wish everyone else could push out their updates like that. Everyone I know already upgraded.

 

Why don't other phones (WP/Android) get their updates so fast? Is it the carriers or the manufacturers fault?

it's a matter of fragmentation vs choices. you reap what you sow with your purchases.

 

i seriously doubt microsoft/google intended their os to generate excitement such as apple's throughout almost the _entire_ platform with each os updates.



#5 Enron

Enron

    Windows for Workgroups

  • 8,815 posts
  • Joined: 30-May 11
  • OS: Windows 8.1 U1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 900

Posted 21 September 2013 - 15:55

Both. Manufacturers are lazy. They also change a lot of aspects of Android to incorporate their bloatware which delay updates further. Carriers take time to include additional bloatware and to lock down features.

 

 

Well that's Android, but what about Nokia? I don't think Nokia is lazy, but there are people on AT&T who are still waiting for GDR2 update.



#6 AJerman

AJerman

    Boomer Sooner!

  • 5,512 posts
  • Joined: 24-July 02
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:04

I wish everyone else could push out their updates like that. Everyone I know already upgraded.

 

Why don't other phones (WP/Android) get their updates so fast? Is it the carriers or the manufacturers fault?

Apple has a grand total of what, 5 phones and 4 tablets or so to update per new OS? Android and WP have hundreds. Apple builds all of their phones, so they can push an OTA out to every single one of them and update them easily whereas something like Android has to have all the OEMs update their code for each phone, and as previously mentioned, then the carriers get their stab at adding bloat and locking out features. That's not to say that you can't buy a Nexus or GPE device though and get updates just as fast like Apple does. It just depends on what you choose to buy. I suspect with MS acquiring Nokia's mobile line that they may become somewhat akin to what Nexus devices are to Android.



#7 adrynalyne

adrynalyne

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,045 posts
  • Joined: 29-November 09

Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:16

Both. Manufacturers are lazy. They also change a lot of aspects of Android to incorporate their bloatware which delay updates further. Carriers take time to include additional bloatware and to lock down features.

No, carriers take time to test, and test some more, and do it at a leisurely pace because they don't see it as a profitable venture.

 

Carriers do not add bloat themselves, ever.  They have the OEM do it.



#8 The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,021 posts
  • Joined: 06-June 04
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro x64
  • Phone: Nexus 4

Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:18

Well that's Android, but what about Nokia? I don't think Nokia is lazy, but there are people on AT&T who are still waiting for GDR2 update.

 

The answer is in your statement itself. The Carrier is to blame for Nokia phones not receiving updates. :)



#9 incendy

incendy

    Neowinian

  • 375 posts
  • Joined: 21-October 05

Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:19

Definitely the benefit of having everything under one roof. There are still plenty of issues though, on update day my twitter was filled with rants and issues. Also found it very strange that they released the update in the middle of the work day and made it hard/impossible to cache it on proxies. It killed our internet connection, there is a reason most companies push updates at 3am local time.



#10 Shadrack

Shadrack

    Neowinian Senior

  • 15,043 posts
  • Joined: 20-December 01

Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:28

I wish everyone else could push out their updates like that. Everyone I know already upgraded.
 
Why don't other phones (WP/Android) get their updates so fast? Is it the carriers or the manufacturers fault?


Easier to support homogenous hardware. The massive number of choices for Android come at a cost. I don't know what Microsoft's excuse is. They made a major effort pushing the idea that their Windows Phone OS was going to have good update cycles but they really dropped the bar. The WP7 -> WP8 was especially messy and the reason why I'm staying clear from windows phone.

#11 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:45

I'm not surprised everyone has updated. I guess that sort of kills the notion that only nerds care about such things. My wife, who has no interest in technology, heard about the update from a friend and couldn't wait to get it.



#12 +NeoTrunks

NeoTrunks

    King-ding-A-Ling

  • 2,254 posts
  • Joined: 19-September 01

Posted 26 September 2013 - 17:50

Well that's Android, but what about Nokia? I don't think Nokia is lazy, but there are people on AT&T who are still waiting for GDR2 update.

 

After over 2 months, I'm starting to think that AT&T is holding out on the GDR2 update for 920 users so that people will just buy a 925 or a 1020 by now.



#13 Hardcore Til I Die

Hardcore Til I Die

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,265 posts
  • Joined: 18-February 07
  • Location: England

Posted 26 September 2013 - 17:52

Carriers and manufacturers are more interested in getting you to buy new phones with bundled airtime plans than updating their existing lineup.





Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!