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Updating Android versions: sad statistics

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Yesterday Google dashed all the hopes of Nexus One owners for a system update to Android 4.0. And we have to say that the owners of the first Nexus are still lucky – because most android owners would be happy even with this "life expectancy".
Michelle DeGusta, blog owner, Theunderstatement.com. keeps a funny statistic: he meticulously records the release date of the next android-smartphone (we are talking about major releases in the U.S. and does not include most of the Chinese), its price and the so-called "period of relevance". And you know, it turns out very interesting :
– 7 out of 18 smartphones have never had an up-to-date (i.e., the latest) version of Android;
– 12 of the 18 had an up-to-date version of Android for only a few weeks or less;
– 10 of 18 were two versions of the system behind by the time their two-year contract with the cellular carrier was coming to an end;
– 11 of 18 phones stopped receiving updates less than a year after release;
– 13 of 18 stopped getting support while they were still on sale, or immediately after;
– 15 out of 18 did not receive an update to version 2.3 (Gingerbread), even though it was released in December 2010;
– within weeks of the release of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwic), all of the handsets reviewed in the chart will each get a minuscule version of the OS;
– at least 16 out of the 18 devices reviewed will never officially get Ice Cream Sandwich.
How can you not think of "give 2.1 to Hero!
The infographic itself is below
Updating Android versions: sad statistics
P.s. By the way, for the sake of interest, you can check my karma. Right now it is 80 with 196 votes. Predicting a sharp decrease 🙂
UPD : The karma experiment is going very well. For a couple of hours the existence of the topic, karma has grown slightly (thank you), but it has managed to minus it already 9 people. And this despite the fact that the post itself was minus twice. So to speak, to the question of fanaticism.

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