Android has a big problem with pushing new releases to the users as handset manufacturers aren’t always willing to invest resources required to certify new Android releases with all their on market devices. Having carriers in the equation complicated matters. Yet, Android managed to get and stay in front of the innovation curve compared to iOS (as the tech press seems to believe).
How could Apple not take advantage of the control it has of its OS and the enduser device updates and start to be seen as lacking innovative new feature in iOS 6? Apple has the lever to push and transform its ecosystem in a matter of weeks! Yet, the ecosystem as a whole is seen as falling behind Android for lack of truly innovative new features. This is starting to look as a failed opportunity by Apple to stay in front. A major failure.”