iPhone And Android Update History

When Apple unveiled iOS 5 earlier the year, iPhone 3GS users were relieved to find out that it was also compatible with their devices. This meant that iOS 5 was compatible with three iPhone generations – the new iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

Michael Degusta has published an awesome chart that provides an overview of the update history for Android-based smartphone.

I found every Android phone shipped in the United States1 up through the middle of last year. I then tracked down every update that was released for each device – be it a major OS upgrade or a minor support patch – as well as prices and release & discontinuation dates. I compared these dates & versions to the currently shipping version of Android at the time. The resulting picture isn’t pretty – well, not for Android users.

You can checkout chart below and let us know what you think in the comments.

iPhone And Android's update history

Still thinking of switching to an Android based smartphone?

[via the understatement]