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I don't know. It doesn't look like ICS is going that much slower than gingerbread did.

And the upside is that within 3 months the uptick on ICS will be MUCH bigger, with GNex for Sprint, the HTC One series launching on ATT, Tmobile and Sprint, and the SGSIII launching in that time frame, I think the adoption for ICS will be right in line with expectations.

In addition, when you consider how big a change ICS was, in comparison to the amount of change from Froyo -> Gingerbread, I think they have done pretty well.
I've been storing the Android platform distribution statistics in a spreadsheet since May 17th, 2010. Though they switched from publishing two-week stats to month stats a while back. I'd love to get the actual precise numbers from all the two-week intervals before I started recording it.
ICS was a merge of Honeycomb and Gingerbread, so I can see it taking a little longer to hit... So what would make this look better / go faster? How about a VERY nice device at a great price sold though google play from day 1 of release, not 6 months later?
+Shane Menshik I'm a Motorola junkie myself, but I'm sure plenty of Nexus owners are disappointed they have the carrier branded version now.
How about Google has a program to provide a "Google experience device" where the manufacturer agrees to comply with certain guidelines, with the reward being code access for hardware compatibility as the framework is being written so the manufacturers can launch devices based on said OS relatively quickly and in a timely fashion relative to each other, instead of one manufacturer reaping the rewards...

Samsung had early access to ICS code and HTC has made them look like a damn fool with updates to their devices.
+Jake Weisz if Motorola had released the Razr Maxx at the time the Nexus was on Verizon I'd have been all over it.
+Jonathan Franklin I have a Droid Bionic and a Droid 3 myself (and a Xoom). The Bionic just got a version of Smart Actions someone hacked, I'm not sure why Motorola hasn't yet given it to Bionic users, it'd be a good way to throw us a bone after the whole "two months till you're no longer cool" thing. Personally, while I'd love a RAZR MAXX, I don't really feel too broken up about it in general, because the Bionic's a great phone, and almost identical to the RAZR on internal specs, and since I'm used to keyboard slider phones (which I actually prefer), thickness doesn't bother me.

Actually, to be honest, I want a Droid 4. It's like the awesome of each of my two phones in one.
All I really see in this chart is the reason Carriers shouldn't be allowed to sell phones. The should sell service plans and let the manufactures deal with the upgrade and push out process ... but of course, that requires them giving up a significant amount of control and profit margin.
+Jake Weisz few guys I work with have bionics. Agree though. Isn't much different than the Razr internally.

The only thing I'll ever buy from Samsung is a Nexus (which I have). I much prefer HTC and Motorola for non-AOSP devices. I have a Xoom too. The 3G speeds on Verizon are ridiculous compared to my Nexus in the same area. I have no issues pulling 2 or 2.5mbps on Verizon 3G which is crazy for cdma
+Wyatt Neal I'm kind of hoping LTE with Sprint and Verizon will loosen them up a bit once they finally get rid of the CDMA ties for smartphones
+Jonathan Franklin I'm not certain that's really going to be the case. VZW has agreed and willingly violated several of the terms of the 700MHz spectrum purchase they made with the FCC. There's a good write up here: While it's not a blatant violation, it shows to me where the Carriers heads are at with respect to loosening their circle of control on the spectrum usage and our wallets.
+Wyatt Neal I know. Hoping. I don't expect it though. Kind of a wish in one hand, sh*t in the other kinda thing
+Jonathan Franklin You never know ... someone like Republic wireless could turn it all around by saying "We just sell phone lines. Go buy something that works on this." and usher in a whole new era of "LTE Enabled!" stickers like those wifi ones.
+Wyatt Neal You still have frequency problems. For instance, AT&T and Verizon LTE devices are not cross-compatible, they're made to use different parts of the spectrum.
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