Jelly Bean on 13.6% of Android models

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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23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes, stable with essential feature and introduce true multitasking to the mass that compute with their phone.

14. wendygarett unregistered

In Asia, Adobe flash is a must!! That's why they stay gingerbread and refuse to jellybean... Google should notice this, otherwise the user will switch back to qnx platform... Bare in mind that still a lot if Asian still love qnx tho :)

18. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

My rooted s3 was running 4.2 and I have flash working 100%. People just need to learn how to install apks outside of the google play store. It is not that hard.

24. wendygarett unregistered

You have to realize that not all people love to void their warranty because of that... If all of the world think like that, then how can you explain the big pie of the gingerbread? It should be 0% if they listen to you...

26. irule9000

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

You have to realize that instead of gettting up someone's ass because you think you know more, installing an apk is not rooting nore warranty voiding in any shape way or form. why dont you do a little research before acting like a d**k. Furthermore the big "pie of gingerbread" is manufacturers failing to support aging hardware cause it does not support their profit margins.

27. wendygarett unregistered

And I dont think people will waste their time to reinstall flash... You just need to spend zero second to get flash by not update it and stay gb... Besides, gingerbread is still awesome if you ask me :)

29. wendygarett unregistered

And the big pie has indicated how smart the average users are for realise how beauty the gingerbred are :)

44. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple minded bloggers just tend to go by SJ's age old RANT of fragmentation which is nothing but crap talk. I am sure most of them who use GB wouldn't even know they use GB.

59. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

i have Adobe flash on Note 2 without root just download the apk from Adobe, enable 'side load install from unknown source' and install. Everything works well.http://forums.adobe.com/message/4675670#4675670

56. SuhartoBandit

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Wendy, you must be living in kampong. none of my friend in KL care about adobe flash anymore. and none of them even care about QNX.

57. wendygarett unregistered

And tell me the reason why gingerbread is in the big pie? My reason is that Adobe flash :)

58. byebyebyeapplehellosamsung

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Because Android with Gingerbread is still good as phone for those who can't/won't afford new phone. It's good for kid to go to school. It's not expensive to attract thief/bully.

16. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Still no jellies for my s2... Still waiting...

19. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Then root and the wait will be over with.

62. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I want the official ones not the leaked...

21. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Only 13.6%! And then there this rumor that they'd be announcing Key Lime Pie soon.. Nothing's going to keep up then.

28. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Google is aware of the problem and there are rumors that they are going to start forcing manufacturers to update if they want to use newer versions of android on their phones.

22. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Just got the Android 4.2 Jellybean update to my Spring Galaxy Nexus yesterday.

25. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Well theres new phones that are still selling with GB... sooo..... Id take this chart with no care what so ever. This is not bad considering how many android phones exist.

36. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

If you go by the 2 year upgrade window, most of those devices are still on Gingerbread and havent gktten uodates. I.e. Evo 3d for example. I wish the manufacturers would somehow force the carriers to update.

38. mpoznic

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

please htc release a JellyBean update for the Sensation xE soon.

39. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

That buttery smoothness of jelly bean that few can enjoy everybody else phone is slow, buggy and lame look at the specs of the n900.... Yet it defeats so many phones(just not in sales lol) Android needs dual core and 1gb of ram to be "smooth" definition of junk os so sad that it's so mainstream

46. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't know what you're talking about, but my devices have been perfectly smooth since the 4.0 update. Even on 2.3 it was still pretty smooth, just with minor stutter when web browsing with 4 tabs open. You're over exaggerating with the "slow, buggy and lame" comments. Even my old HTC devices with super bloated Sense were acceptable in terms of smoothness.

47. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

actually my One S does not give me any bothersome lag on ICS It is dual core, has 1 GB RAM , great hardware and well optimised software and is COMPETITIVELY PRICED for the features it delivers Little surprise thats its so mainstream

50. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Just like it seems they have been releasing update after update for your OS, since they fix something and break something else. Apparently you dont read "those" articles do you?

63. irule9000

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Umm i don't really know what your talking about. I have a single core epic 4g from 2 years ago and began my android career on 2.1 eclair. It was not nearly as mature as it is now in both function and form. It still runs beautifully on android 4.2. Yes its rooted with a custom rom, otherwise it would be stuck on gingerbread. However the need for specs is not a necessity, I like to think of it as a d**k size comparing contest. The better the phone, the bigger your d**k. Also its future proofing not of the os, but the new apps and games which require more and more system capacity. the os is so good the apps that allow much more capability are beginning to be introduced which require better systems.

40. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

This is a serious problem google needs to address. Lets face it gb is an old os and most of your phones shouldn't be on it. Rooting isn't a solution for casual users because it a) voids your warrenty b) is hard to get back to the phone's original state if you don't know what you're doing c) unstable unless you know what you're doing. That solution might br holding off certain features that old phones can't handle on new os's in order to get the brunt of the update. As a postcript as a fairly tech savy teenager who knows how to jailbreak iphones I had trouble rooting a sgs3. Also I'm not sure if I can restore the phone to its original state.

48. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's one of the major downfalls of having an open source OS with so many OEMs using it. After you give the software to them, there's not much you can do to make them update more efficiently; look at the Nexus devices, the only one on GB is the Nexus One, that's how Google wants it to be.

41. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

There's nothing SAD for GB based devices being released. There are many Tablets with low end specs released with GB and and those hardware it's only GB that can run. Those whoi buy those tablets and phones care the least and they aren't techies of websites that review phones and find GB lagging. java is a resource hog for sure.

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

I expected ICS to start declining soon, but not this soon. If ICS continues to decline, which it more than likely will, Jellybean will surpass Gingerbread before ICS does.
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