What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy. - Leonard Sweet
It still surprises me the way that all the other phone OSs seem to completely ignore even 1 year old hardware... I mean, yes I love my iPhone 4s, but at least the iPhone 4 gets most of the new features, if there is a hardware reason for not being able to do something well like Siri, then they just don't get that feature, at least Apple don't tell their users, suck it up boy, you get nothing.
I mean even the iPhone 3S at least can Install the newer versions of the OS, yes it might not get things like the 3D maps and Siri, but at least you get the OS.
Have a look at any graph of the Android OS fragmentation, its crazy. I feel sorry for Android users that cannot get the newest OS. I t would really irritate me.
MacBook Pro 15"
Apple is deliberately not giving you these features...
And as everyone here stated, just load a custom rom to get the latest and greatest, even the Galaxy S1 has ICS in custom flavour. Atleast we're able to do it through choice, unlike Apple customers.
Last edited by Nether; 21-06-2012 at 05:42 PM.
Wondering how fragmented iPhone 4, 4S and 5 will be especially with the new screen size and specs...
So....if you get one of the new quad-core Windows phones, you're pretty much set for the foreseeable future.
The same with Microsoft's desktop OSes, my laptop ran Windows XP, Vista and now 7 with a breeze, and it's only a Core2Duo. And to me that's value for money, cos the same three year old laptop could run all three new OSes and will even run Windows 8 with no problems.
Same will hold true for the Windows 8 phone flavor.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 - It is the only phone you will ever need.
Maybe Microsoft also "schnaained" themselves also a little bit in the process.
Because if Nokia gets mad at them and backs away a little bit... they lost a strategic partnership.
And if Win8 doesn't work out as well on all the other manufacturers, then there is no running back to Nokia begging.
Nokia has obviously known about this for ages and MS/Nokia have talked it out, I'm sure they have a plan. Besides, most users really don't care - how many normals do you see using Android devices with old versions, they don't know what ICS is, and never will see it on their devices. WP7 users will see the new WP7.8 start screen, probably get free navigation and think hey cool, nice update! And get on with their lives.
As a WP7 user, I'm disappointed about the EOL of the hardware, but as a geek I'm happy as this is a great excuse to buy a new WP8 phone!
HTC announced their WP8 lineup today (looks like it mirrors their One range), so looks like they're eager to get back in the game - they've been hurting on the Android side lately, and have seen how well WP7 worked for Nokia when they gave it some attention.
Hmmm, not sure MS would really want to buy Nokia, although this is a nice way to push the share price down even further.
Nokia, I hope you have a team frantically working on Tizen or some advanced Win8 phone in the wings....
Lenovo x230 i5, built to last and go anywhere
Win 8 (super buggy)
Linux Mint 14 + Wine&MS Office