Have you felt that the life span of Android devices seems to be getting shorter every time a new phone is launched? Well it’s not just you that has been experiencing that; CNN filed a report on this subject. Dubbed 'Android’s Law', this chart above shows how manufacturing time for new devices is shrinking with each new release of Android. The average time it took companies to make a new device running on Android has dropped drastically from the 10 months’ time we saw with Android 1.6, to what seems 'a bit rushed' at a miniscule 6.7 months. As soon as you buy a new device… A replacement is already on its way.
Phandroid did mention in their report that device’s like the HTC Evo 4G seem to have been excluded in this statistic because even after being released in the summer of last year, the device still stands as one of the best. This is due to HTC having a knack for keeping its hardware consistent throughout its cycle for a few generations of devices before moving on to the next big thing. We can see this with the Thunderbolt, since it does have almost the exact specs as the Evo 4G.
Anyone a little unsatisfied with the new timeline of your newly purchased devices? Share your thoughts below.
Source: (New Phone Already Feeling Old? You Can Thank Android’s Short Manufacturing Cycle | Android Phone Fans)