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Apple's senior vice president of marketing - Phil Schiller - bashed Samsung and Google in an interview, hours before the Galaxy S IV announcement.

Schiller claims Samsung is launching the Galaxy S IV "with a year-old operating system" and the device will need to be updated soon. He even slams the whole Android gang and its fragmentation which causes "only 16 percent of Android users" to be on "a year-old version of the operating system" and "Over 50 percent" to use "software that is two years old".
Phil Schiller also claimed Apple is doing much better with regular and on-time updates and that more than 50% of its users are running on the latest version of the OS. He also points out to multiple research who concludes people with iOS devices use them more than people with Android gadgets.
Now what Mr. Schiller might have forgotten is that while the latest Android version is still called Jelly Bean, but its 4.2 iteration (which the Galaxy S IV is expected to run) has been introduced at the very end of October last year. We don't know what calendars they have in Cupertino, but that's certainly not over a year.
It seems Schiller doesn't like the hype that the Samsung latest flagship is generating, which may soon reach (if it hasn't already) Apple proportions. It surely hurts Apple that the US market (which has been its stronghold so far) is as interested in the Galaxy S IV as the rest of the world.
And while we do agree with Phil Schiller that many Android OEMs take too long with the updates we must also remind him that iOS has what is now a four-years old user interface. And while Android smartphones don't always get the latest possible release of the underlying platform, at least they get updates to the key system apps without needing to wait for a major OS upgrade, which is equally important.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/us-apple-schiller-idUKBRE92C1FQ20130314


http://www.gsmarena.com/phil_schiller_bashes_the_galaxy_s_iv_runs_on_dated_os-news-5697.php

Ba dum ts?
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HA. Android an outdated OS? It just got a UI revision, and major changes in general on ICS, it's a little too soon for another UI revision, other then the notification bar addition in 4.2.

iOS hasn't changed it's UI (other then minor detail changes) since the release of the original iPhone.

Not to mention that Android have come leaps and bounds from the OS it was just a few years ago.
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Sure it would have been nice to see a Android 5.0 release with the new Galaxy phone, however Android 4.2 is not old!
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post #4 of 114
lol @ Apple

Maybe they should change there UI, It's been the same since the first Apple Phone.

I'm currentley running Android 4.2.2 on my HTC Sensation
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post

lol @ Apple

Maybe they should change there UI, It's been the same since the first Apple Phone.

I'm currentley running Android 4.2.2 on my HTC Sensation

Mah man. Running 4.2.2 on my SGS3. Love it. smile.gif
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4.2.2 on my gnex...

anyone with an iphone 3gs with ios 6??
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LOL. Key Lime Pie 99% chance this summer. And for those of us stuck on the clearly dated 4.2 (sarcasm if that wasn't obvious) there is always Paranoid Android:

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Cyanogen Mod all the way!
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He says it's running on a dated OS when iOS has been fundamentally the same with minor tweaks and features since 2007.... wth.gif

There is not a word or collection thereof to express the stupidity and hypocrisy in that statement.
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We don't know what calendars they have in Cupertino, but that's certainly not over a year.

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Silly Apple. I just got my Nexus 4 and couldn't be happier. Android 4.2.2 is the most advanced mobile operating system to date, and I don't know why it isn't recognized as such. With Tasker, any of the widget-building apps, and so many other possible options and configurations, it seems pretty obvious to me.
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