Quick there is a rumor of apple releasing a new product next year. It will have a glass display and it will even have a way connect audio devices that fit 3.5mm accessories.
Seriously these are what these leaks look like
Does that fact that Carriers and OEMs suck at updating devices mean that google has to halt development of android. Google is doing what they need to do and that is innovating and supporting the OS. Do not get mad at google for updating the OS.
You are aware that cyanogenmod 10 the version you installed is still in Beta? You do know that on some phones unlocking the boot loader is as easy as "Fastboot.img OEM unloock" in the console commands. You don't have to wipe the phone you have to remove all of the application info that will inhibit your phone from booting up. Also even with the Cyanagonmod 10 nightlies that you are downloading you don't have to delete the rom to get the latest version. You just flash...
What does half of this mean. Many of you are thinking that the Galaxy S iii is used less then the iPhone 5 for data. Many of you are thinking that the Iphone 5 sold more then the S III, This just shows that for two weeks the iphone 5 was used data more then a rivals phone. We do not know what does this mean for sales as we don't have comparative figures as of yet. (I think the iPhone 5 may be dead even or passed the S III already.) The second point is THE IPHONE 5 IS NEW...
This does not make any sense. You are aware of that. First of all. Android is sold at more price points then the iPhone. Apple primarily targets the high end market. As a result majority of their sells are going to be in the high end market. Android as an OS is sold at all price points. Android caters to all users. Apple caters to a just one part of the market.
Do you mean how apple updates some devices in name only? Like how it will update the iphone 4 but really not give it the new features? Like turn by turn navigation, siri, flyover, face time over data, etc.? Yes android updates are nothing to brag about but seeing as for many I device users ios 6 just added some new apps (passbook) and updated some old ones (safari) its pretty much the same as android only they get the apps updated when apple feels like it, and they loose...
I respect your opinion but I will like to just like to point out a few things to you. While I do not defend the android updates. There are some things that greatly set it apart from Apples ios updates. One of the core differences is the core apps. Where on ios the core apps are updated with the os. On android unless the app required a new api. Generally people with old android phones can still enjoy new features like the recent update in google maps.
Android has Google now which is in many ways better than siri and in some ways not as good. I love Google now so far. It is one of the most useful things my phone will do. It's transit info is amazing and the sports reports are time saving. Another plus is how it plugs into the Google ecosystem when I search movie theater times and locations on my computer, my phone will update Google now to have the directions already in it
This is the major downfall of google wallet. Google wallet is awesome for those of us who have sprint, an unlocked nexus, or can hack our phones. For everyone else your carrier says hell no. I think this is a hurdle even a company like apple is going to have some trouble with. I am interested to seeing what apple gives up to have NFC payments on its phones.