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Ice Cream Sandwich doubled its adoption rate in July

0. phoneArena 01 Aug 2012, 23:59 posted on

It's that time of the month already (not THAT time of the month) when Android Developers breaks down the adoption rate for each build of Google's open source OS; thanks to the updates of earlier models, Android 4.0 doubled its share from 7.1% to 15.9%...

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:46 2

14. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Its Taco the troll, forget about it Wendy lol

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 03:01 4

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


Just wanna convince him... I know he want it for the long time :)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 06:02

23. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I bet he thumb us both down lol He wont agree unless you strap him down on a chair and use brute force and make him use a Jelly Bean phone! :D well almost all Apple fanboys are like that!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 04:01 3

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Taco, I honestly think you would enjoy Jelly Bean if you just go out and get some hands-on time with the Nexus 7. With a quad-core processor, there is already no lag to be seen. Paired with Project Butter, there is absolutely no lag unless you treat it like a desktop computer. If you don't like the lay-out of Jelly Bean, you can customize to where it looks nice in your eyes.

And whenever an update rolls out, you get the update straight from Google. You just sacrifice mobile data, unless you keep a hotspot around. In my opinion, Google should give the option for mobile data at a slightly raised price.

I'm pretty sure I just covered 2 of your biggest issues with Android; lag and updates. Questions about security? Just don't download anything from untrusted sources. That's a pretty big thing across all platforms.

Problems with the build quality? Well, everyone says that the Nexus 7 is made some from pretty premium materials, especially for a $200 tablet, but nevertheless I can understand. You'll want to get a case for it, as you should do with every device you get, iOS or Android aside.

Memory? Well, you got me there. The Nexus 7 only comes in 8 and 16 GB. So for that I suggest keeping your music on your iDevice, since that usually takes up most of the memory. That's one of the best uses for one, as an iPod, right?

Why not just give it a shot Taco? Really, when was the last time you used an Android device for an extended period of time?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 22:04

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


He says he last used one with 2.1 or 2.2...I own both types on phones in my household - high end android and iphone, so I know what I am talking about. These nuts like Taco and G-king barely have a clue and mindless chatter like parrots.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:17

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


if you care so much about updates, buy a nexus.... they already have the update

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:51

36. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1730; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


srsly the average user has no idea what that latest version is and that INCLUDES iPhone users.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:49

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


While it would be nice to see Google exercise more control over the update process, the main fault lies with the carriers. The proof is in the pudding: the Motorola Xoom got ICS scarcely a month after it was released. The Wifi version did anyway. The Verizon version didn't get it until June. The Jelly Bean update is starting to play out the same way for the models.

The unlocked Galaxy Nexus has Jelly Bean, while the Verizon version finally got 4.0.4 versus like 4.0.1 after six months.

And the international models of popular skinned Android phones have been getting their updates months before the US versions.

Conclusion? The carriers in the US, who have this parallel reality like control compared to the rest of the world, are at fault.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:51

35. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Nice to see that ICS's adoption rate is growing. Now, if the carriers and manufacturers can get their s**t together, we can hopefully see Jelly Bean quickly surpass ICS and grow into the dominant Android version.

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