March Android platform numbers have Jelly Bean up and Gingerbread down
0. phoneArena 05 Mar 2013, 16:31 posted on
The Android platform numbers for March are out; and, as expected, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has continued to gain steam, while the reigning kind, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, continues to slide. And, overall the numbers are starting to turn towards Android 4.x, which is good considering that Android 5.0 is on the horizon...
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1. p5yb0rg (unregistered)
Gotta give it up to Sammy and HTC for pushing out these updates promptly. If only the carriers could do the same.
2. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
How can the numbers be out for March already? We are only 5 days into the month.
4. caustictoast (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
It's not for March. It's actually for February but it's published at the beginning of March. The title isn't the best
3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12980; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The adoption rate is still much lower than it should be though.
5. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Looking at the source link, Froyo is small. Thats a good thing. It was good when it launched tho. Eclair and older is almost gone. Thats good news.
Devices with ICS installed is almost as big as GB. Thats also good news. Jelly Bean is fine...but there needs to be more phones on ICS.
Some of it is phones released with older Android versions too...low end, maybe mid range phones.
6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4189; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
It's quite a bit easier to update all your phones when the number of models can be counted on 2 hands, and you don't have carriers d**king around with your updates.
9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And Gingerbread still keeps performing better than iOS6 :)
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I think the adoption rate is fine for how much diversity there is.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Better off going to XDA for updates..I have 4.2 running on my captivate
11. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
This could mean that either Google is going so fast with the major updates and the OEM's and carriers are too slow. Seriously, I think Google comes out with another major update even before the latest OS matures. That explains why update adoption is not good and that the OEM's and carriers are playing catch up.