Originally Posted by rambo47
Provided the newer OS is available for your model, the benefits are:
Compatibility with new software and/or services.
This is, in the most GENERAL terms, what upgrades in the OS tend to bring. Naturally they don't all come at once, and not with every single upgrade. It's a case-by-case basis, and those advocating caution are 100% right. Don't upgrade just to have the latest. Sometimes a new OS actually causes new issues. The bottom line is that if you're device is working properly, leave it alone! Unless there is a new "killer feature" or you're having issues with your current OS, stick with what you've got. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."