Jelly Bean on 13.6% of Android models
posted by Alan F. / Feb 05, 2013, 6:45 PM
The largest number of Android users, 45.6%, are sporting a device running on Gingerbread. Specifically, 45.4% are using Gingerbread 2.3.3 to 2.3.7. Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, actually had a small decline and is now on 29% of Android devices from 29.1% last month. This could indicate that Android 4.0 has peaked and that Jelly Bean, which rose 3.4% in usage over last month, is on the way up.
The sad part of the distribution statistics is the large number of Android users that are still using Gingerbread and the 8.1% still on Android 2.2 (Froyo). That means more than half of Android users still are using a device with Android 2.2 to Android 2.3.7 on board.
source: AndroidDevelopers via TheNextWeb
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Wow, 45.4% can't let GB go.
posted on Feb 05, 2013, 6:46 PM 6
Or 45.4% have no choice but to stick with GB. The adoption rate for android is too love.
posted on Feb 05, 2013, 7:08 PM 7
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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 Feb 05, 2013, 9:41 PM 0
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 Feb 05, 2013, 10:16 PM 2
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 2:23 AM 5
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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 Feb 05, 2013, 7:15 PM 14
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 2:38 AM 2
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 7:48 AM 0
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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 Feb 05, 2013, 7:24 PM 10
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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 Feb 05, 2013, 7:05 PM 9
What happened to ICS unifying the ecosystem so updates are more consistent and timely? This article says otherwise.
posted on Feb 05, 2013, 7:14 PM 4
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GB was before ICS ! SMH
posted on Feb 05, 2013, 10:07 PM 2
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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 Feb 06, 2013, 2:38 AM 3
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