Tongue in cheek

During my travels about the old ‘net today, I came across a pithy statement:

If this was Android 8.0.1 wouldn’t have hit customer devices until 2017.

I chuckled a bit when I read that, but then a deeper thought settled into my mind.  One of the mitigating factors in delayed Android updates is the vetting process by manufacturers and carriers.  With iOS 8.0.1 having such widespread implications on cellular connectivity (read: there wasn’t any), I hate to imagine the conversations between Apple and carrier engineers right now.

I could be wrong in believing the fact that Apple has total control of when and how these updates are released.  But it’s always been my impression that that was the case.  Regardless, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, changes with the future of iOS releases.

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