Originally Posted by bostonnerd
Not so much to keep up, but as the company owned devices come for renewal/replacement they will postpone any upgrade and wait for QNX based devices. I'm sure there are companies that never/rarely upgrade their devices, but there are many that do on 24 month replacement cycles.
Companies either replace when broken or replace on a schedule.
Either way, when a device comes up for renewal, it gets replaced.
If I have a budget to replace x number of devices this year, I have to use it this year. It is very rare that capex can be moved from year to year. Certainly not because of a potential software upgrade.
Also realize that in large IT shops, OS upgrade on existing devices does not happen. IT admins have better things to do than cycle phones in to update the OS. So if the phone i buy today won't run the new OS halfway through it's life, who cares.