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The iOS/Android debate often devolves into a basic analysis of market share. This makes sense given that market share analytics provide a simple and easy-to-digest manner with which to compare the two competing platforms.
But market share only tells one part of the story. In detailing the strength and popularity of each platform, there are a number of other metrics to consider. One such metric is the ability to run updated versions of an OS on older hardware models. In this regard, iOS runs circles around Android.
The following chart was put together by Fidlee and demonstrates how iOS continues to support iPhone models that were released a number of years ago. In stark contrast, many current Android devices ship with iterations of Android that, at the time of sale, were already a generation behind the current version.
I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one; What we have here is an overblown story about a non-story, with a bit of overreaction mixed in for good measure. This is what happened:
Target sold an iPad Air that was meant to be a demo unit to a Canadian woman on Black Friday. She opened it, booted it up, and found a bunch of apps, a bunch of photographs, and a bunch of contact information already on the device. She freaked out and contacted CTV, a Canadian news agency, and now it’s being spread with headlines like “Woman buys ‘new’ iPad Air (full of someone else’s stuff).”
A man accused of attempting to steal copper hardware from the site of Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino has been arrested, San Francisco’s CBS affiliate is reporting. The man, named Glenn Cartwright, (who may or may not own an Android phone) was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies with the help of both a sheriff’s department helicopter and a police dog (who could have possibly been named Siri).
Apple security personnel noticed that the gate to the work site had been opened after they shut it earlier in the night on Saturday, November 30, and proceeded to call the authorities (possibly using their iPhones). After Cartwright (who may have spent his last few dollars on a Windows 8 tablet during a Black Friday sale) was found, a stash of copper pipes and wiring was discovered nearby.
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As well as trying to sell the idea that its Glass project is a revolutionary invention, Google is also introducing a tried-and-tested product that makes a great deal more practical sense in the form of Google Play Music. Killing two birds with one stone, the Mountain View-based company has brought official Play Music support to Glass, meaning Explorers can now, if they so choose, enjoy the sweet sound of their favorite tunes through the Glass Accessory Store’s extortionately highly-priced ear buds.
Strangely enough, Glass users recently reported that the Google Play Music APK for Android could be sideloaded onto the device, but with this predicament never particularly ideal, the search company has now released an official app for Glass users.