Android updates embarrassing, but do users notice?

One of my favorite reality check moments is when I go to some school event and look at what all the other parents are carrying as phones, while we wait for an assembly to begin. Two weeks ago, I counted three iPhones and three Android phones in my row. Developers be damned; Android upgrade delays be damned; pundits be damned. Half that row was using Android.

There have been a lot of posts on Android updates or the lack thereof. One thing that these posts have missed is the fact that Android phones are less expensive than iPhone and that matters a lot to people. Getting an Andoid gets you a cheaper SmartPhone which is allows you to do all the things a feature phone is able to do plus you get email, ability to access Twitter, Facebook and many other Social apps. For many that's all it matters, update or no update.