Jelly Bean cracks 60% in latest Android platform numbers
posted by Michael H. / Feb 04, 2014, 9:48 PM
59.1% of the ecosystem, and this month it is up to 60.7%; however, the numbers within those three versions have shifted interestingly. All versions of Android from 4.2 down lost share over the past month, except Android 2.2 and 3.2, which stayed the same. The only two versions to gain share were Android 4.3 and Android 4.4. The big winner was Android 4.3 which jumped to 8.9% from 7.8% last month.As of last month, Android 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 (collectively, Jelly Bean) made up
Unsurprisingly, Android 4.4 KitKat didn't move too much, going from 1.4% last month to just 1.8%. Of course, there still are only a handful of devices running the latest version of Android, and most of them are Nexus or Motorola devices.
source: Android Developers
Can't Google make a software version that doesn't require semi-annual updates? All this frequent updating makes (relatively) new devices older than they should be.
posted on Feb 04, 2014, 9:55 PM 0
Unlike Apple, who purposefully put out a new OS version once a year, Google puts out a new Android version whenever they feel they've made enough advancements to do so. It's not required as you put it. They just do it on their own timetable. Think about it. If you had an awesome breakthrough 4 months after you released an OS version, why would you wait 8 months to release it? If it's ready for prime time, why not as soon as possible?
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 7:00 AM 0
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
the devices in the 20% Gingerbread category are probably devices stuck in that category forever, unless you go to XDA or getCM, for a JB ROM.
posted on Feb 04, 2014, 9:55 PM 3
Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013
Gingerbread devices are probably owned by people who have no idea that you can even root a phone. My guess is they are people who needed a smart phone and don't care because it works for them.
posted on Feb 04, 2014, 10:02 PM 3
Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012
But what if you're rooted, but the thing is you can't find a custom rom anywhere for your device? @networkdood & @PBXtech
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:30 AM 0
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