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Android 4.1 now on 2.7% of Android phones

0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2012, 23:32 posted on

The monthly breakdown of the distribution of the different versions of the Android OS shows that 2.7% of Android users are rocking an Android phone with Jelly Bean aboard; 53.9% of Android phones are still running 2.3.3-2.3.7...

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 16:33

41. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


How is your english???
I am saying it is *similar* to trying to install win7 on a PC with 400MHz CPU, 256M of ram, 4G HD.. (check the specs!)
And yes, I do have a Linux server of that spec, that has been going since 1998!! :) SCSI drives are a lot more durable than others..

What are the min specs for JB?? I am sure that most companies have stopped enbling the upgrade to their older phones, to stop a large number of complaints that software does not work, or continually crashes... remember that many users DO NOT know the technology!

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 14:38

44. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


They don't upgrade the software as even if the phone can run it smoothly, they won't release the update so they can profit more when people need to replace their "outdated" devices. CyanogenMod is there though there are more risks than a regular and official update.

About your Linux server, that's already too much, those specs can't run WinXP smoothly theoretically even Windows 98, the hardware and software are too far apart. Unlike what I'm trying to say which is just around a time gap of 1-2 years.

Well, there are the Nexus devices but they don't have much to choose from specially for their prices, they are still really expensive compared to prices in the states. Phew, what a mouthful.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 05:19

46. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


what would you rather have? a slow mobile, with crashing software, or a higher spec one???
If you think it is so *easy* why not set up a company to sell people phones and software that they *want*??
you will find it more expensive than you think, when people just dont want to spend...

I am amazed that people do not understand the basics!!! to try to explain again, would you put a motorcycle engine in a sportscar? It may work, but at what speed?? ROFL :)

"those specs can't run WinXP smoothly theoretically even Windows 98"
er, that is EXACTLY my point!!! yet it is plenty good enough for my '98 version of linux.... :)

I think you still dont understand the hardware - CyanogenMod wont work very well if that is not good enough... :p

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 07:58

47. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Yes, I get your concept.

It is clearly shown with JellyBean running on the HTC Dream that the latest Android operating system will not run quite smoothly on the very first Android phone.

Now there are also instances where a device with inferior hardware actually gets the latest update while a much better spec'd phone doesn't. And that is what I'm trying to say.

Instead of waiting and waiting for nothing from OEMs, Google could just release Vanilla Android versions for certain specs. Like JellyBean optimized for a Snapdragon S2 and another one optimized for a Tegra 2. Won't this be easier?
Peace out! ^_^

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 11:53

48. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


yup :)

remember android is *very* new, and I guess google wants to get their cash from the big companies.... some not wanting to pay, and pretending their hardware wont do it???... :/

I guess the fact that there are not many complaints from those with low spec phones, that they are smarter than the rest, or just dont use any 'big' features... ??

surely CyanogenMod and similar do the 'vanilla' stuff??? asking Google to release a 'special' version' is about the same as asking any other 'open source' distro to do the same??
I can see Google saying "who, me???? - you have the source code, compile it yourself.... simples!!" :D :D

and no I dont have an unused, unwanted phone lying about to experiment on!! {rolleyes}

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:08 2

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3733; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


By the time they release the next chart, I will have jumped from the Gingerbread group to the Jellybean clan. Can't wait!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:20

12. fistigons (Posts: 349; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I'm curious how much this number would increase if the S3 were to get 4.1.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:28 2

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Well, sgs3 is almost 90% completion, and tadaa
0.9% increase lol

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 04:31

20. angelesmec (unregistered)


If all devices were like Nexus with no custom skins from manufacturer that would be a different story. I am dissapointed I got a midrange device and still stucked on Gingerbread though fully capable to run Jelly Bean.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 04:56 1

23. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Alan, this is awful editor work. Didn't phone arena recently release an article claiming there is no such thing as fragmentation and the term was mainly used by apple fan boys to bash the OS.

But there you are claiming the s3 has fragmentation..... honestly phone arena get your act together. Alan find that article in your archive and I await for your reply...

Although I won't hold my breath

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:33 1

25. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


fragmentation is just a stupid geek word...

Do you mean that they have different specs of handset, and many different versions of the OS, with different GUI addons???

then look at the standard windows PC!!! lots of different specs, from 10 year old PC still running win98, a server still running win2000, lots more running the basic version of XP, some with shell customizations, even many APPLE laptops running a partition with XP, then win7 with many customizations, on and dont forget, the home, home premium & professional versions of the above!!!!

so WHY have you geeks not called all THAT fragmented???

quit with the stupid talk!!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:31

28. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


still waiting for Alan

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:40 1

30. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


LOL ROFLMAO!! wish you luck!! :D

he is most likely too busy to bother, making more articles for people to get angry about...

try the 'tip us' or 'contact us' section.... :P

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:30 1

24. illiad (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


carphonewarehouse will be loading JB in their new androids in the next few weeks...

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:06 2

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I have JB 4.1.2 on my Samsung Captivate, Nexus 7 and Moto Droid Razr - screw OEMs and manufacturers, I get the updates before they ever release them, if they ever do.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:46 1

33. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Nice to be one of those 2.7% - Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 - oh yea !

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:05

40. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I got ICS running on both my SGS3 and Transformer TF101 and it is still awesome.

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 22:53

45. GeekMovement (unregistered)


Just got jelly bean software update today, sooo nice!!

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