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Comment Re:The new normal for Android (Score 1) 123

w.t.f? The iPhone 3G started with iOS 2, and was supported up to iOS 4.2.1, which is 2 years.

What did you do, pick one out of the garbage bin when Apple stopped selling them?

And, if you look at, you might notice that it's getting longer.

The 3GS and 4 went up to 3 years, and the 4S is currently at 4 years [it's the oldest device supported by the current version of iOS].

Google doesn't even support their own Nexus devices this long.

Comment Re:That was then, this is now (Score 1) 118

And yet Apple has the longest update policy of all phone manufacturers of any significant volume [there might be one or two outliers that provide updates for longer than Apple does, but they only sell a very small number of phones].

The iPhone 4S I bought new in 2011, then passed onto my dad, is still supported by iOS 9 [started with iOS 5].

With Android, you do have a choice of vendors. Roughly equally poor vendors [w.r.t. updating their software].

Backed up the system lately?