Trouble updating iphone 3gs to ios 5

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Apart from new i OS 6 features including Do Not Disturb, Safari enhancements including i Cloud Tabs, Passbook, Facebook integration and Sheets sharing, Camera exposure lock, shared Photo Streams and numerous updates to Mail and other bundled apps, there are a few missing features on the i Phone 3GS upgraded to i OS 6: the processor intensive new 3D Maps and Flyover, Turn by Turn Navigation and Panorama camera capture are probably the most significant.

Other i OS 6 features unsupported on i Phone 3GS including Safari's Offline Reading List (likely due to its limited RAM) and support for new "Made for i Phone" hearing aids (also a hardware issue).

That's why Google's new partner Intel just released a new smartphone (RAZRi) saddled with Android 4.0 ICS, which is already a year old, despite having based the "new" model on an existing design, and having coordinated with Google's own Motorola subsidiary to bring it to market.

Similarly, Nokia's latest announcement of its new WP8 Lumia lineup was hamstrung by delays related to Microsoft's new software release.

There's also no new support for previous i OS features that the i Phone 3GS never previously got, ranging from Siri to Face Time to HDR photos.

Shortly after Apple released the i Phone 3GS, it shipped its last update for the original 2007 i Phone, giving it right at three years of updates.

When Apple debuted the i Phone 3GS at its June 2009 Worldwide Developer Conference, it played up the third revision of the i Phone as faster (thanks to its new Cortex-A8 APL0298C05, which one might retroactively name the "A3," with twice the RAM of previous models), a better 3MP camera (finally delivering video capture), and support for HSDPA wireless networks up to 7.2 Mbps.

Three years and three months later, and despite being discontinued from Apple's i Phone lineup, the i Phone 3GS is still supported by the newly released i OS 6, making it officially the longest supported smartphone capable of running a modern OS.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III is just now getting the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release in some countries, despite it being released months ago.

The situation for Android doesn't appear to be getting better.

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