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Jelly Bean on 13.6% of Android models

0. phoneArena 05 Feb 2013, 18:45 posted on

Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 are now on 13.6% of Android devices in the latest distribution stats provided by Google, and the vast majority of users are still using Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7; with 29% of Android users running on Ice Cream Sandwich, that is actually down .1% from the information disseminated by Google last month...

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:46 6

1. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Wow, 45.4% can't let GB go.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:08 7

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or 45.4% have no choice but to stick with GB. The adoption rate for android is too love.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:24 10

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5991; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android really got nothing to do with you as you don use it at all. Your comment is invalid as its only from hear say. Stick to iOS and comment there which will be your actual user experience.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:41

30. JunitoNH (Posts: 1895; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Actually, your comments are invalid and void. If you read the article, it clearly states information was released by Google, therefore is not hear say. He might need to stick to iOS, but you need to learn on how to read.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:18 2

34. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That doesn't address anything I've said let alone the article.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:52 6

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


Or maybe it's a combination of people not updating their phones and people not upgrading to new ones yet. You'll see Gingerbread collapse in the next year.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:16 2

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Sounds like making up excuses to me. How can people update something that doesn't have an update to begin with? Motorola did cut out a very large userbase from ICS, phones that were perfectly capable of running ICS and Jellybean.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 02:23 5

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


I'd believe the people not updating their phones part. A friend of mine didn't update her Razr to ICS until I told her to, 2 months later. I'm sure there are more people who do the same, and probably still haven't updated.

Also, the not upgrading statement makes a good point. A fair amount of people who bought Gingerbread devices in 2011 (the year it was released) bought it with a contract, most likely 2 years long. And if their devices didn't get an ICS update, or the users just haven't updated yet, they won't get out of the GB percentage until they upgrade with another 2 year contract in 2013 (or update before then if available), in which most devices will have 4.1 installed.

So over the course of 2013; you'll see 2.3 go down substantially, 4.0.x go up marginally, and 4.1-4.2 skyrocket (more so with 4.1).

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:54 8

42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


It's a sign that GB can still compete headon with iOS6.1 ... those who use it don;t find any lag ...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:15 14

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Off contract Android phones, free phones and really really cheap on contract phones are the one's that make up the 45%. I know someone who's running Android 1.6 Cupcake...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:27 11

11. ginger.is.goood (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


Not necessarily.
It could also be a sign that GB is still good for second life* instead of dustbin.

*second life = given to someone or sell it on second hand market.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:18 2

35. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Based on what data?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 23:13 5

45. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Dude there are folks who invest in a phone to run at least 2 years. Not everyone can afford an upgrade every year
And it would take many more months for the GB share to drop to single digits

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 02:38 2

55. SuhartoBandit (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


The beauty of living in Asia were there were a second hand shop. You could sell your second hand phone with a good price.

This is also the reason the young generation in Asia mostly to have newly release phone compared to Europe/America market.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 07:48

60. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i get you, since i am in Asia myself. But, there are very selected devices which have high demend that will fetch u a good price for your second hand device (like the GS2)
I had once for fun's sake asked a dealer what he would give me for my Optimus 1 after around 5 months. He gave me a figure of 35% of the original price.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:20 1

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Correction 45.6% not 45.4%. :)

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:24 10

9. ginger.is.goood (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


IT'S A SIGN that GB device is MATURE enough from OS and hardware.
IT'S A SIGN that GB device is still good for 2013.

Compare this to symbian device in that time era.
Do you still see Nokia X6, E7, N8, C7, C6-01 on daily basis?
or perhaps iphone 2G and 3G?

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:43

31. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


I continue using my N8, but it was updated to belle.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 02:35 1

53. SuhartoBandit (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


You will be surprised if you upgrade your phone
New generation phone is so sweat.
I sell my Nokia N8 for US$ 120 to second hand shop in Indonesia last december and upgrade to Nexus 4.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:05 9

2. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


It's just the company's are to stupid to update the devices like they say they would and this is what it leads to is not everybody knowing if the new OS is worth getting or not.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:09 3

17. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


thats 45% just needs to learn how to root.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:14 4

4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What happened to ICS unifying the ecosystem so updates are more consistent and timely? This article says otherwise.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:17 15

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Read comment #5 please.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:28 10

12. ginger.is.goood (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


My iphone 2G can't update to iOS 6.1.... Lol...
My iphone 3GS say it using 6.1, but I can't find SIRI.

thank you
thank you

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:21

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


Most new devices are getting updates faster...

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:07 2

32. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


GB was before ICS ! SMH

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:20 3

37. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14175; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And the sky is blue. That's not what I meant. I am only referring to people who have ICS but do not have Jellybean yet or are just getting ICS.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 02:38 3

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


At least when Android devices do get updated, we get the full update. I still don't have Siri on my iPod Touch 4th gen, and if I still had my iPhone 4 I wouldn't have Siri on that either. iOS devices might get more timely updates, but at least Android devices don't get features torn off of the update when they do get them. However, if you bring rooting/jailbreaking into the picture, I could have Siri on my old iDevices and I could have the latest version of Android on my old Android devices.

You see? There are trade offs;

iOS; timely updates, but features are stripped off the further back the generation.

Android; delayed updates, but when they are updated they get the full update.

Also, extra features in the manufacturer skin partially make up for the delayed updates, and lessens the need for updates.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:15 9

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5991; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Have fond memory of GB. My first Android device.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:35 9

13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Gingerbread is like windows xp

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