Jelly Bean was running 59.1% of Android devices in December
posted by Alan F. / Jan 11, 2014, 11:25 PM
While KitKat had a small .3% boost to 1.4%, the percentage of Android devices with Gingerbread running the show declined by 3%. The two builds of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0.3 and Android 4.0.4, together accounted for 16.9% of Android models last month.
As time goes on, we should see KitKat's percentage rise as the number of Android models running on Jelly Bean stabilizes and the use of the Ice Cream Sandwich builds decline. The information covers Android devices that visited the Google Play Store over a 7-day period that ended January 8th.
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Android rocks! But I'm curious to know that who's still using Froyo?
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:48 PM 13
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I still have a eclair android 2.1 xperia X8 in my drawer
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 3:27 AM 2
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ha-ha, that is why Google named 4.1-4.3 "Jelly bean". Now they can told that "Jelly Bean was running 59.1% of Android devices", not mention that Jelly bean is three OS and has several years difference between
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 5:59 AM 3
Before you try to troll, be sure you have your information straight otherwise you end up sounding like an idiot. Yes, Jellybean is 3 different OS versions, but there are not several years between them. 4.1: July 2012 4.2: November 2012 4.3: Jul 2013 Perhaps counting isn't your strong point, but I count 1 year between the first & last, not several as you said.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 8:22 AM 11
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I consider ourselves to be above average phone consumers. We may look at Froyo and Gingerbread as being old but many people don't care. My female coworker still uses a Verizon flip phone and is paying $100 a month which is hard for me to believe. She could get a prepaid Verizon Moto G for $99 and pay $60 to $70 per month and it would be a massive upgrade for her while saving money. If anyone rocks a flip phone and is still paying high monthly payments you start to get the picture. So many people don't care or have a clue.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 7:03 AM 2
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Android WILL catch up with ios, but not today nor tomorrow. Android had a major on the 2011 december, which was the release of ice-cream sandwich. That was a year after ios 4(ios major update, june 2010) so it still is a little behind, but thanks to open source and Google's affort, it's gaining fast. I think it will catch up during the release of ios 8 or 9, unless apple does some REALLY super awesome update, but that is not really showing from the change from ios 6 to 7.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:51 PM 0
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Android doesn't need to "catch up". Look at this:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 12:03 AM 13
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Apple has plenty of fragmentation - my kids ipods cannot download apps at times due to what they have - but that is just technology - fragmentation has been way overblown - thanks to APPLE and its fanatics...
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 12:07 AM 9
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where the hell did you get that information from? You CAN download multiple apps the same time an do something else on ios devices, but it could be different is your r mentioning iPod 4th gen, which does not support ios 7, but anything better than iphone 4 can do that.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 4:40 AM 0
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Just admit it you don't know what your talking about!
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 4:24 AM 2
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Are you drunk? iOS doesn't even have widgets. And the notification center in iOS 7 is copied from android. Have you ever seen android in smart TV, NASA satelite, car entertainment system, and even oven? That's the beauty of android.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 7:04 PM 1
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Its sad how a bunch of developers and hackers at XDA can get the latest version running in a matter of weeks to couple months, but billion dollar companies take forever to update.
posted on Jan 11, 2014, 11:55 PM 0
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I've had four android phones. The only reason I haven't rooted the latest (LG G2) is because it's only a week. It is true that xda has later versions of android on devices first, but it isn't as stable as OEM's updates. And plus xda versions don't have the manufacturer over lay. That is what makes then update that quick.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 5:35 AM 0
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Believe it or not, it is actually the retarded carriers that hold it back. I remember in my S3 days, my friend who got his S3 from Saudi got his update to Jelly bean almost a year before I did on my Canadian S3.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 2:20 PM 0
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There's something to be said for the longevity of Gingerbread devices, since four years after it was released it's still on one out of five Android devices hitting the Play Store. A study said that there should have been about 800 million active Android devices by the end of December. Taking that number and applying it to the 1.4 percent of Kitkat devices means that there are conceivably up to 11 million devices running Kitkat. Considering that Nexus and Motorola devices are pretty much the only ones that have Kitkat yet, this is potentially very exciting.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 1:16 AM 0
Gingerbread debuted in February of 2011, so it's been less than 3 years, but your point still stands.
posted on Jan 12, 2014, 4:22 AM 1
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