Samsung has just distributed the worst news of this Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade cycle: the popular Galaxy S smartphone that sold 10 million units last year and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablet won’t be upgraded to Android 4.0.
The Galaxy S is a premier Android device that was released less than a year and a half ago, is still on sale and won’t even get an upgrade to the next major OS release because of the “experience enhancing” crapware that Samsung installs on their devices. This reminds me of the post that went around that detailed the terrible track record of Android upgrades.
One of the reasons I prefer iOS – and Apple products in general – is because Apple is the only device maker who doesn’t consider their relationship with you to be over once they have your money. I see no evidence from carriers, or from Android device makers to contradict that, and plenty that supports it.
I tell people who ask me about buying an Android device that if they do, they better hope the OS version they got was a good one because they’re probably never going to see another. I don’t know if Android is winning, but I’m certain that the people who buy these things are not.