Jelly Bean now running on 49% of all Android devices
0. phoneArena 03 Oct 2013, 07:15 posted on
Another month goes by, and as always, the folks over at Google have released their latest numbers on the usage of its OS...
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1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1445; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
If all OEMs would have updated their devices to JB then JB would have been reached to 70% - 80% mark. Still 49% is great and increasing.
5. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
And the remaining 51% is my country where people are still using Gingerbread!
6. Shatter (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Ya if its still running gingerbread right now I highly doubt its ever going to even see ice cream sandwhich.
11. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Yeah, makes sense to call someone a retard when you can't even write a four worded sentence correctly.
17. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
I know I sounded a lil over-dramatic by saying that the remaining 51% of the android (particularly v2.3) users are in my country. But 17.8% of the world's total population is in here (India) and each one has a minimum of two low end Samsung (or other local branded) android phones running GB or ICS here (or at least, most people whom I've seen has!). That's what I meant! Too bad you didn't understand the difference between a joke and
18. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
**a serious comment and tried correcting me!!
7. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Sure. Three updates called jelly bean. A cheap trick by google. Hopefully kitkat will be available to more phones.
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3286; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The adoption rate is too low. JB as a whole is almost two years old. There needs to be improvements with getting updates out.
10. tech2 (Posts: 1844; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
You see with android updates mean 'up'dates and not 'down'dates which comes with a barrage of bugs :)
Perhaps you didn't read this news which seems rather odd as you never miss any apple news:http://www.phonearena.com/news
13. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
There's a good 300 different phones, which one in particular are you wanting to know?
15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1445; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Shouldn't matter which phone it is no? Any phone running 4.0.x, 4.1.x, etc. Don't they need the bug fixes, security fixes, and enhancements in the newer releases?
20. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
How's that unofficially updated s4 of yours with the rom?
22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1445; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Fine thank you. If I officially updated my AT&T via OTA, it whould have locked the bootloader (MF3 update). Pretty sh*tty move by Samsung/AT&T.
23. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Hard dose of reality says no. Low end phones aren't going to see all the updates because their hardware requirements and because they are cheap phones. I'm sure that's a lot of what happens in these charts.
Flagships are another issue, OEMs and carriers should be updating because people pay top dollars for them. A couple of years ago it wasn't what you could say was good but in the past couple of years OEMs have stepped it up and done a better job.
24. Zero0 (Posts: 582; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I don't know when 3 months became "almost" a year, but okay.
16. Slammer (Posts: 965; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Many of my friends and family have found no reason to rush to an upgrade. They seem very content on how their present version is working in spite of how I tell them the advantages. Android is comprehensive enough where updates aren't as anticipated like ios versions.
Not a jab at Apple. But, my Apple friends can't seem to wait long enough for the next ios version.
19. rawbow (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Even if the want to upgrade, can they really? without having to go for a new phone....just saying
21. Slammer (Posts: 965; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
No. But, old versions of the iPhone are no different. Given the scope of what Android users want vs Apple users, Apple users are more eager to upgrade.