Originally Posted by da tick 07
Older phones and phone with lesser technology cannot handle the newest versions of android. Isn't it up to the company ie: motorola, lg ...etc to support their device?
Yeah, pretty much what I was going to say.
I've never heard someone say, "Hey, iOS5 works great on my iPhone 3GS! It's fast and snappy, just like the iPhone 4!"
No, it'll be far slower and ruin any good experience you could have with the OS in general. The main reason they do it is this kind of chart. iPhone users don't want to be 'left behind', so regardless of whether or not it works well on the phone, they continue to update. Perhaps to push people into buying new phones?
I'm sure that's why companies like Motorola (although I don't see that happening as much anymore
), but especially HTC. I remember getting my first Android phone (Droid Eris), being promised an OTA update to Android 2.0, and it being pushed back, and pushed back, and pushed back. It's the reason I first rooted my phone.
tl;dr: Apple uses uniformity to promote buying new phones because it bogs down older devices; Android manufacturers just have too many releases to keep up with most of the time.