I like how people discuss fragmentation (arguing both ways) while upgrading to a new phone every generation. Can you stop changing your phone for just one moment and think about what you're doing?
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10/28/11 at 7:44am
Right, but I don't see the issue in only offering updates through the contract period.
The way I see it is, you buy a phone on a contract with specific features. If you want more features, you buy an upgraded phone. Call me old fashioned but when I first had a cell phone, that's how it was. Now with OTA updates everyone's worried about getting something for nothing. We should be lucky to even get them. If there was a serious flaw with an OS I could see wanting to send out a fix but most of the time there isn't such a major flaw.
My first smartphone was a Palm Treo 650w that I had to reset multiple times a day. It was a known issue to the point where they sold aftermarket battery covers with a hole so you could press the reset button without having to take the batter cover off. It was fixed when I bought a new phone.
iOS 5 runs like a turd on my 3gs.
The only reason i switched to the 4s is that here in asia it retains its resale like nothing else, will probably switch to android when the new galaxy lines launch.
Having played with the android phones for abit, iOS really isnt all that impressive.
Furthermore, Siri is gimped here, it doesnt recognize the local accents and doesnt have access to the relevant databases, i understand its a beta, but you dont market a beta the way Apple did when it simply cant deliver the advertised experience for millions of customers.
The itunes and icloud experience will be seamless and fantastic for those who,
1.Cant be bothered or have the time to work around minor technical issues.
2.Have no qualms having private data hosted by a corporate.