Friday, 21 September 2012

iOS and Android update process compared


TechRepublic Member | September 21, 2012

iOS and Android update process compared

Like millions of device owners, yesterday I updated my iPhone to IOS 6. Coincidentally, my Nexus S 4G update to Jelly Bean rolled out and I updated it, too. Seeing the two platform updates side-by-side reinforces the reality of Android updates. Read more

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