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Android in May 2012: Android 4.0 expands to 7.1% market share

02 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android in May 2012: Android 4.0 expands to 7.1% market share - read the full textGoogle has updated the Android distribution figures on its developer website, which brings with it some good news. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich user base has grown to 7.1 percent, up from the 2.9 percent back on April and the 1 percent in January. The sharp growth is likely due to the...


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just updated my galaxy note to ics. Its awesome.

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  • 2012-06-03 14:26
  • rAeW

> In reply to farooq @ 2012-06-03 02:08 from uZa{ - click to readDude, what are saying????

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  • 2012-06-03 13:57
  • 9DaA

> In reply to kill-for-exclusivity @ 2012-06-03 07:28 from vIY0 - click to readMHz ratings aren't an accurate representation of a CPUs performance. The 600MHz cpu is a Cortex A5 which is faster than an A8 at the same clock speed. Also, the reason the Galaxy S isn't getting an ICS update is the data partition is too small to fit ICS and Touchwiz...

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  • 2012-06-03 10:10
  • u1Qg

> In reply to kill-for-exclusivity @ 2012-06-03 07:28 from vIY0 - click to readThis is the first time I've owned a carrier branded phone (my new GS3) and you have the option to install the Vodafone apps,they're not installed by default so don't install them and you get exactly the same as any non-branded handset.Anyway liking so far what ICS has to offer.

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  • 2012-06-03 09:30
  • 3GCn
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I personally feel that Android is made resource hungry by the phone companies

Else why does a rooted LG p500 feels super fast with a custom ROM

And if the new HTC can support ICS with a 600 mhz processor then why can't a galaxy s

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  • 2012-06-03 07:28
  • vIY0

Minimum Requirement for Jelly Bean and following updates should be at per with Froyo or at least Gingerbread.
That will not certainly slow down the phone if one uses a non-official roms android and will function properly.
This is the reason #Vista flopped(although ICS has no performance issue unlike Vista).
I use a rooted LG Optimus one P500 running on CyanogenMod7 RC3 based on GB 2.3.7 and has no ICS rom suitable for daily use(either camera malfunctioning or no usb tethering/offline charging or no fm etc etc).
It has decent spec like 512MB Ram(windows xp uses hardly 64MB-350MB and Android is not a full grown computer should use less RAM?); 600MHZ ARMV6 VFP cpu can be made overclocked upto approx 800MHz(stable).A beautiful LCD in its price range. Acceptable 3MP cam(pretty good in enough light and accurate colors).

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  • 2012-06-03 06:32
  • ut6A

actually i will definitely not say hardware is the problem.. i mean my samsung galaxy 5 can run ics without a hitch!

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  • 2012-06-03 06:24
  • ut9b

Nokia fanboy sounds boring when they say how their technology is "advancing" way ahead of android,and yet they said android fanboys are geeks,well look yourself in the mirror mate.

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  • 2012-06-03 06:17
  • IWPH

> In reply to farooq @ 2012-06-03 02:08 from uZa{ - click to readWindows Phone is where Nokia is headed. Have you seen how many things Nokia are doing for Windows Phone? Nokia didn't want a beta OS like Android.

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  • 2012-06-03 05:19
  • kg3x

> In reply to farooq @ 2012-06-03 02:08 from uZa{ - click to readSymbian is dying. The other alternative for Nokia is Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-06-03 05:18
  • kg3x

Manufacturers are taking their own sweet time to release 2.3.x to 4.0.x updates. They release new phones with similar or lower config than older models but make excuses that older are tough to upgrade!

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  • 2012-06-03 04:58
  • 2@r7

Nokia fanboy already came bashing in. -.-

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  • 2012-06-03 03:11
  • IWPH

symbian is best ever platform in world. Which run only singal n low procesor with high speed n hd , games , cameras like 41 mega n videos . Use huge softwares at the time. N free to use of all type users... Nokia i m lov it

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  • 2012-06-03 02:08
  • uZa{

i hope release the ICS OS on my Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

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  • 2012-06-03 01:38
  • vaNH

I expect the ICS share will jump markedly after the release of the Galaxy S3 worldwide. It should grow to double digits in a couple months.

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  • 2012-06-03 00:14
  • kW8E

Reading your comments is weird to me. I updated my Nexus S to 4.0.3 in December - not a single problem, ever, it was bugless and fast (even though many Nexus S users reported huge battery problems), but not so much change from Gingerbread. When I upgraded to 4.0.4 I caught that battery bug which Google STILL DIDN'T FIX FOR NEXUS S, that is now 7 months old problem!!
I had no option but to go to a custom ROM, I use AOKP, which is basically improved version of Stock ICS (no UI changes which is a plus) - it is available for many devices, but not for S2, however you can find loads of other ROMS for your S2, that also remove TouchWiz UI, which is hated by so many people.

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  • 2012-06-03 00:07
  • 390Q

Updated my Note to ICS, and first impressions are great.Did find some lag issues with the camera, but only on first use.everything else seems to work just fine. I'll feel it's breathed new life into the device, loving it!

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  • 2012-06-03 00:02
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  • 2012-06-02 23:44
  • nmxx

> In reply to ithehappy @ 2012-06-02 22:47 from ute9 - click to read@ithehappy: There are premium mobiles which have problems with signal strength if you don't pick your phone the specific way and still people are crazy about them.

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  • 2012-06-02 23:17
  • u1AY

Hm, so people are getting used with unfinished and non polished ICS. Nice :|

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  • 2012-06-02 22:47
  • ute9

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