Which version of Android is your smartphone running on?
0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2014, 02:34 posted on
The long road of new Android versions from announcement to an actual release on a myriad of devices across the globe has been a subject of ridicule from the Apple faithful for a long while…
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14. imej88 (unregistered)
Can't agree more. xD
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Or maybe a lot of Phonearena's users either rooted and got Kitkat on their phones, or are masters at swapping, buying/selling and otherwise finagling to get phones that run Kitkat.
20. vincelongman (Posts: 2501; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Na they're probably people who flashed custom ROMs based of KitKat, since this is a tech site, most people here would know how to do that sort of stuff
Obviously the general public don't, Kitkat would be much lower
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It depends on which device you're asking about. My Motorola Cliq is actually running 2.1 Eclair. My Atrix should technically be running 2.3.odd Daywalkerbread, but is instead running 4.1 Everyflavorbean. However, my Droid Mini runs 4.4 Kitkat and my Moto X runs 4.4.2.
I know there's a very good chance it won't happen, but I'd really like to see Google come out with 5.0 this year. I mean, Android is already such a complete and functional OS that I'm not sure what they could add or change that would justify the bump to 5.0, but if they go for 4.5 it'll be the first time since Cupcake that the version decimal number has climbed that high before an overhaul. In terms of years we're already older than the same age that 1.x and 2.x were at before they were replaced by the next whole number. 1.x was replaced by 2.0 only a year after release (1.0 released in 2008, 2.0 in 2009) and 2.x was only 2 years old when it was replaced by 4.0 (2009, 2011).
I suppose it speaks to the durability of Matias Duarte's design for 4.0 that it's gone this long without a major revision. That said, I'm itching to see something new from him and the guys at El Goog.
22. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
If your still on Froyo/Gingerbread I think its time for you to go get a new phone..
24. Canaan (Posts: 172; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Android 4.4.3, I have a Nexus 4 so naturally our devices are the first to get the latest updates.
59. iampayne (Posts: 318; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Well hopefully Google doesn't stick to its 18 month upgrade cycle for the N4 because 18months is this month (Nov 2012 Launch date) meaning it will not get the next update if they stay true to their word.
101. Canaan (Posts: 172; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Well there have been rumors that the Nexus line is being retired to make way for a silver program in early 2015. Hopefully they keep that in mind and continue to update the Nexus 4. After all the Nexus 4 has 2 GB of RAM so it can definitely handle another 4.5 or 5.0 android update.
25. joey_sfb (Posts: 4087; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Am I suppose to worry about which version it run. I have gingerbread phone, jellybeans 4.3 and kitkat 4.4.2
To me all my apps still works with every single phone and tablet regardless of version.
Its just bragging rights. I couldn't care less.
26. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Its not bragging rights because every update adds new features and improves the overall Android OS...
41. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
I'd say security counts as a good reason, but nobody likes to mention that until something goes wrong. :-)
30. gigaraga (Posts: 1422; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2. No CM, rooting and best of all, no lag either...
33. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
Moto X and G2 (running CM11) both running 4.4.3
36. rallyguy (Posts: 613; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
The first paragraph is news from about 2 years ago.
Stats mean nothing. Your not going to get prepaid Android phones on KitKat.
39. shaheer7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
I have a vertu signature phone running Android 4.4 kitkat
43. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You actually paid for a Vertu phone?
Well, it's nice to know that at least one person on this site can drop the yearly food budget for a family of four on a phone.
45. PorkyBurger (Posts: 424; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Why care? If he/she wanted that phone badly, and paid for that phone by her own cash, like why not.
48. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't really care, it's just...not a good decision. It's essentially the epitome of spending money on something expensive just so you can say you did.
44. LikeMyself (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Officially stuck on 2.3.6, but unofficially 4.4.2 on cm11! xda is great!
46. surethom (Posts: 392; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Nexus 5 4.4.2 it will not upgrade to 4.4.3 I keep getting a error message on reboot?????
83. surethom (Posts: 392; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
No will that help? can I wipe all cashes at once, or do 1 by 1. Cheers
85. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Just do the the regular cache and dalvik cache at same time in recovery.
You should be good to go.
47. PorkyBurger (Posts: 424; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I am running on Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Tried running those custom ROMs but most of them were buggy, and every single of them had issues with the goddamn lockscreen.
52. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I am running jellybean here on my rooted phone. I deliberately have avoided kitkat as it does not aliw apps to be instalked on the external memory card. I think this is a weird decision by goigke to say the least. I am an avid gamer and i am completely dependant on app install support on sd card. Guess folks at Google believe people store only music/videos on sd cards.. :(
Having said that, i am very pleased with my Iocean G7. Yes its a chinese octacore phone. Performance is smooth & Asphalt 8 looks stunning on the full HD 6.5 inch screen :D
Oh.. It came rooted iut of the box as well..
57. Scott93274 (Posts: 2087; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Anyone else suspect that 37 votes for Android 2.2 Froyo is actually from iPhone users?
63. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Ifans are also throwing about that kit Kat voters are rigging poll.
Anyhow, six out of seven Nexi phone and tablets in my house, all updated to 443.
67. Scott93274 (Posts: 2087; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I know that there are still people out there that use that version, but for them to have it and visit this tech site, I just find that hard to believe.
65. iampayne (Posts: 318; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Im not trying to get into a flame war here but do some research into the comment sections on tech sites. Honestly for every 10 comments on an Apple article 7 of them are ususally someone from the Android crowd. In an Android article its about every 3 comments are made from an Apple person. And yes I have actually taken time to research this. And the funny thing is my numbers are high if you base them off your assumption Apple people are the 37 votes. Because that would put them at less than 2% of the voters. Lets see an iOS chart and see how many Android people blindly put 5.x or 6.x.
69. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Ifans brought this thought up here first, not us.
More android users in apple articles on a tech site, go figure huh.
Everyone's got an agenda, welcome to the nets.
77. iampayne (Posts: 318; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
No thats not true at all. I just went back through the comments and the first comment to bring it up was someone saying "must be ifans voting for anything older than 4.x". And why would an Apple person say Apple people are voting for pre 4.x anyway. Don't you think they would do it and not make it known?
78. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You are correct, post 10 versus post 11.
However I won't delve into head games of why people do what they do.
They just do.
That's kind of obvious duh.
71. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2597; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I sometimes reply in the comments in Apple articles, but usually only when I think something is wrong is being portrayed as the truth.
The funny thing is, you had both sides claiming that the other was rigging the poll for their advantage, so both sides have their problems.
I have 4 phones sitting around here, 2 of which I switch back and forth, but I have 3 versions of android between the 4 of them. An old HTC Incredible on GB, a Galaxy S3 on JB, an a Motorola Droid Maxx & Moto X on KK.
What I don't get is all these people saying if you're on ICS or GB you really need to upgrade. What business is it of yours? I could say if your car is older than 5 years you really need to upgrade to, but I'm not gonna help you foot the bill just like you aren't gonna help these people upgrade their phones. If they like what they've got what does it matter to you?
75. iampayne (Posts: 318; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
I argree with your point that both sides mislead with information which is the point I was trying to make. The comment I was replying to said that all the people saying they were using Froyo were Apple people. I was making a point to say it happens on both fronts. And as far as the upgrading I could also care less and your right its none of my business. My point was specifically directed at the rigging comment.
95. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2597; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The last part was actually not directed at you, but at others who made comments like that. Just wanted to clarify that
79. thegodfather (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)
Wish I could but, with the advent of moto and e I don't see anything pre jelly bean in a year, any comments
80. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Z1 KitKat, stock, quite happy about it
86. xperian (Posts: 157; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
4.1 because LG doesn't like to update their old flagships
89. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 387; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
Tim Cook said only 9 (or 19) % Android users have KitKat... Here, we have 59%.
96. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2597; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The problem is this is a small sample of the total number of users. Just like the polls that places like IDC have, where they get info from like 3000 or 5000 people, it's a guesstimate, not definitive information. All this poll will tell you is what version of Android the PA readers who happened to click on this article have, not the actual breakdown of Android by version.
If you want actual numbers Google releases them based on visits to the Playstore, which would be much more accurate.
92. younger06 (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)
My MotoX Dev Edition got 4.4.3 on June 6th.
102. Cyberchum (Posts: 455; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
My Gionee E5 is running 4.2.2 and my SGS II running Slim saber 4.4.2 fuelled by FusionJack.
103. Cyberchum (Posts: 455; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
My Gionee E5 is running 4.2.2 and my SGS II running Slim saber 4.4.2 fuelled by FusionJack.
106. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I have a Sony Xperia Z and for the last couple of days my phone as been begging me to update to KitKat but tbh im scared. I hear horror stories of people updating and their phones just going insane after an update . I love my phone just the way it is and dont wanna ruin it trying to have the latest and the greatest but i am curious. Anybody out there with an Xperia who can tell me if the update went okay and how it effected your device?
109. vhammoudeh (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
4.4.2 on my M8 and 4.4.3 on my Nexus5
Really happy that HTC finally got their game together and started releasing their phones with the latest version, I hope they follow with timely updates.
112. Klamba92 (Posts: 208; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Stock android 4.4.3 on my nexus 5 and 7 2013. Honestly supposed there are people running froyo and gingerbread Im sure people just picked that for trolling!
113. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 723; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I am running 4.1.2 official on SGS2. Also tried custom roms based on 4.4.2 and it was excellent. However, only issue was that Wifi-direct file sharing is not supported on custom roms (coz developer community doesnt write script for wifi-direct).
SO, i switched back to 4.1.2 (stock Samsung rom) coz wifi-direct is very important to me.