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Can't update apps due to not being on iOS 7

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And I'm the hater for making similar statements in other threads, and most iOS users ignore the facts that there's fragmentation in iOS

The 'fragmentation' (technically the wrong term) on iOS is nowhere, not even in the slightest way remotely closely to Android's. Everybody gets access to the latest iOS immediately even on 3 years old phones (iPhone 4) while on Android you wait months, years, hoping they'll ever update your phone, sometimes the update never comes at all or when it comes it's often crippled by the outdated versions of the horribly customized UIs the manufacturers didn't even bother to update.

 

Manufacturers are to Android phones what PC manufacturers are to the computers they sell: they woo the users with fancy, useless and inconsistent 'toy' features/software and then, once the sale is made, they leave you in the cold with a piece of garbage they don't even bother to update ever again. With companies advertising the fact people can still use the phones through some retarded hand waving if they get their fingers greasy eating wings/BBQ it's hard to not realize they're really reaching the bottom.

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The 'fragmentation' (technically the wrong term) on iOS is nowhere, not even in the slightest way remotely closely to Android's. Everybody gets access to the latest iOS immediately even on 3 years old phones (iPhone 4) while on Android you wait months, years, hoping they'll ever update your phone, sometimes the update never comes at all or when it comes it's often crippled by the outdated versions of the horribly customized UIs the manufacturers didn't even bother to update.

 

Manufacturers are to Android phones what PC manufacturers are to the computers they sell: they woo the users with fancy, useless and inconsistent 'toy' features/software and then, once the sale is made, they leave you in the cold with a piece of garbage they don't even bother to update ever again. With companies advertising the fact people can still use the phones through some retarded hand waving if they get their fingers greasy eating wings/BBQ it's hard to not realize they're really reaching the bottom.

pretty ignorant comment IMO. the reason for lack of updates is the carrier/mfg of the phone not android it self. Google regularly pushes out updates but the carriers take their sweet time or the MFG decides to not support that phone, that isnt necessarily the fault of android. apple only has that luxury because they manufacture their phones and know what hardware is included on every device.

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pretty ignorant comment IMO. the reason for lack of updates is the carrier/mfg of the phone not android it self. Google regularly pushes out updates but the carriers take their sweet time or the MFG decides to not support that phone, that isnt necessarily the fault of android. apple only has that luxury because they manufacture their phones and know what hardware is included on every device.

Did I directly blame Android? No. Please read the posts entirely before answering, my post was clearly citing manufacturers, not Google. Also like it or not it's Google enabling the manufacturers and carriers to behave like that so they're not all that 'in the clear' either.

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Also, there ARE some developers that are pushing the update due to improvements the latest iOS offers to the users of that app (that is the case for Plarium and Total Domination: Reborn, which is iOS-exclusive).  The same is, in fact, true of Android (how many Android apps require a specific FLOOR version of Android?).  Why folks expect the floor requirement to NOT exist for devices (regardless of OS) is just as silly as the same expectation would be on Windows, OS X, Linux distribution kernels, etc.  And you are right - some of the "blame" rests with Google in permitting fracturization of the Android software base - it's actually nearly as bad as when there were tablet and phone-specific forks of the OS (I'm referring to pre-Ice Cream Sandwich); I have, in fact, called Google out on it in the Android forum.  While there are features of iOS 7 that are clearly aimed at specific iDevices, there are things improved in iOS 7 for *all* supported devices - the advantage of iOS is those features are far less likely (if not downright unlikely) to be mucked over by device-specific or carrier-specific crapware or bloatware.  (Why did I also add "device-specific" to the caveat?  Simple - there are both Android tablets and iDecices that are wireless-only; therefore, they aren't tied to a carrier.)

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The difference between android and iOS is that if an app is targeted to the latest version of iOS, your 4-year-old phone (iPhone 3GS) can't update. Everyone else can update the day the software is released.

On Android even some phones that are less than a year old can't update, or have a lengthy wait before they can do so.

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The difference between android and iOS is that if an app is targeted to the latest version of iOS, your 4-year-old phone (iPhone 3GS) can't update. Everyone else can update the day the software is released.

On Android even some phones that are less than a year old can't update, or have a lengthy wait before they can do so.

 

Don't even mention firmware OS updates. Talk about app compatibility, where there many apps on an Android phone that won't work on another. I had a Sidekick 4G, but you'd have to have a Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 in order to work with a good app. It was so frustrating for me at the time. That's why I'm a full iOS and OS X user because of update and compatibility.

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am i too hasty? I've already upgraded to 7. 

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