Android 'orphans' point to possible browser stagnation

Michael DeGusta's article Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support showcases problems with the Android ecosystem. It follows reports that the Nexus One, Google's 'flagship' Android device, will not be getting Android 4.0. According to Google, the device is simply "too old".

On his blog, Instapaper creator Marco Arment argued that this "sends a message to the other manufacturers that it's acceptable not to care about the long-term usage of Android devices," which may impact on the long-term satisfaction of users and retention rates.

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