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Chart shows Android users update software more than Apple users

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Sep 2010, 16:40

Android users are more likely to update their software than iOS users because of the over-the-air process…

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)

If the updates come automatically then this is kind of a pointless article... obviously more people update Android phones they f'ing update automatically. That's like writing an entire article about why people have more dropped calls on AT&T's network.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 16:30

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

"That's like writing an entire article about why people have more dropped calls on AT&T's network." For me personally, I've had Verizon and AT&T, and both performed well.....the reason APPLE users do not update as often is because usually their app or phone gets messed up, especially after an ITUNES update.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 16:32

4. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)

Oh i'm not blaming AT&T's network for the lack of updates or anything, I was just joking about the fact that writing an article about how more Android users upgrade is just as pointless as writing about AT&T's dropped calls. It's something relatively obvious in both cases...

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 19:11

5. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Updates over iTunes rarely ever have detrimental Effects. Since iOS 1.2 the only problem ive ever had was the 4.0 update on the 3G. But my app data was never messed up other wise. When I upgraded to new phones it even transferred via backups. Almost every time when someone has issues updating thru iTunes they have had a jailbroken device.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 16:30

3. nismo (unregistered)

I think the number would be closer but when you have a jailbroken iphone and an update will break that jailbreak your not going to do it, over the air or not. My iphone 4 is jailbroken and before my 3gs was still runnning 3.1.3 even after the 4 came out. The jailbreak is too sweet to update for features you probably already have..

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 20:37

6. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

Dumb story. Android updates right now are a little more ground breaking for the user. Plus apple's update take a much longer time. Android is done in like seconds probably cause the updates are only patches.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 09:38

7. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Coupe reasons: 1, android is a newer platform, so there are more bugs to work out. 2, there are multiple verisons of the Android OS, and multiple hardware platforms that need updates. Much like #1, this will decline as the market grows. 3, multiple carriers mean even more software builds and varying time frames on deployment. I prefer OTA updates, though I would like the option of turning them off, as on my root hacked phones, they can cause problems.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 16:18

8. anakin78z (unregistered)

Wow, weird comments. A few things: 1. Android updates are NOT automatic, though you do get a notification that it's available. 2. The update from 2.1 to 2.2 was significant, not just 'bug fixes' or a patch. Also, it's a heck of a lot better than introducing new bugs with every new version :) I think this article and chart simply shows that OTA updates are much more effective and convenient.

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