Originally Posted by d4NjvRzf
I think KDarling is asserting that it's more meaningful to think of fragmentation in terms of functionality instead of version number.
Yes, exactly. For the user, functionality is far more important, and on iOS that often depends more on the device model year, than on the OS version or the actual capabilities of the hardware.
For the developer, API support is important... and on Android, that's not always dependent on the version number, since Google distributes back compatible libraries for many new features.
Articles should not conflate these two needs.
Originally Posted by Corrections First off: if your point is thoughtful and interesting, you don't need big type or all caps to get attention.
Ironic, since I was using the same typeface that you used for the same point in your article.
As for the immature troll comments (which would not even be allowed on other, more adult populated, forums), let everyone be clear that it is you and AppleInsider who constantly create threads about Android, to get more readers.
It is the height of irony and disingenuity to claim that anyone who replies to such intentional instigation is a troll. In fact, it is all the replies and other traffic that are the whole point of doing these articles in the first place! If everyone ignored you, you'd be out of a job pronto.
Now what would be great is if, instead of always dragging in comparisons to the competition, you'd actually use your investigative abilities to give us more info on the Apple topic itself.
For example, the topic here was Apple's new graphic. So why did I, the reader, have to go research how many Apple products do not fit into that graphic? Why did I, the reader, have to research how many Apple products cannot be upgraded?
Those seem like bits of information that would interest Apple users, instead of making us read about Android all the time.
Is it because it's too difficult? Is it because that would not bring in the clicks? Are you paid by the word or by the view? We're not the shills here. You're being paid to get readers, not us.