Please sir, can I have some more over the air updates? Not if you’re using the majority of Android phones. As a follow up to yesterday’s show, we’re lucky to have the creator of the chart that puts the Dickensian state of upgrade support across Android phones on display, Michael Degusta, with us on inThirty. We get to the bottom of how and why he took on this topic and find out what version of Android those big laser-shooting-Transformer-type-things from the Droid commercials run.
Tomorrow we’ll post an interview with Michael that covers why he created the chart, how he found the data, and whether or not he was inspired by the bygone days of the color coded terror alert system.
Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support | TheUnderstatement.com
My View on Android Fragmentation | ChaimTime.com
After two episodes that revolved around the iPhone last week it’s certainly nice to spend some time talking about delectable frozen treats…wait, is that Chaim saying that Android releases are named by desserts in ascending alphabetical order?
This week we discuss the new features Android has to offer and trends in mobile operating system development. Chaim feels pushed towards a hardware upgrade, but will he drop his current Droid for a Galaxy far, far away? Do you think he’ll ever get face recognition unlocking to work? What do desserts have to do with robots and galaxies? Listen to find out.
10 Coolest Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features | PCMag.com
In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy | Amazon
As a public service announcement for those toting Apple mobile devices with a few more scratches than the average iPhone 4S: iOS 5 is compatible (and that includes iMessage functionality) with the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPad 2
- iPod Touch 3rd Generation
- iPod Touch 4th Generation
And, of course, connect your device to iTunes and update.