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Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

03 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
 Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent - read the full textAs a bi-monthly tradition, Google has updated the Android user base pie chart on its developer website. Now there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Android 4.0 adoption is at an all time high. You may remember that we reported last month that the Android 4.0...

 

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i upgraded to ICS and its much more smooth and faster than 2.3.5 i like it and it has a good new features

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  • 2012-07-06 10:24
  • fvUe

I am downgrading back down to Gingerbread. 4.0 seems to have a lot less features and I hate the layout.

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  • 2012-07-05 21:48
  • 7BBD

the answer very simple. people do not buy new phone every month or even every half year. i have the same smartphone for 1.5 year. and he is good enough for me.

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  • 2012-07-05 14:45
  • sm7y

> In reply to Dun @ 2012-07-03 13:07 from 3$w6 - click to readI would like to know the difference between Sony and Sony Ericcson, so you keep yourself from an update for absolutely no reason.

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  • 2012-07-04 19:49
  • LKpd

i'm gonna stay on gingerbread until ics gets new updates, as i heard a lot of "bad" comments on ics running too slow lag etc.

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  • 2012-07-04 13:43
  • uRFZ
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There is another issue I've seen. In my office there are three people

Two ppl with a lg optimus one (still on froyo, despite the gb update released months ago)

Another guy who has some xperia model that's showing update notification


But they are not updating their phones

too lazy I guess

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  • 2012-07-04 09:41
  • fCZC

To have further increase please update the server...
Download takes to much time...

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  • 2012-07-04 07:49
  • PB7B

Who ever has written this review is senseless!!
In GB devices, when people start updating to ICS, their device become so so slow, and keeps lagging.. And there r many other problems!
And u still hope people will upgrade to 4.0??

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  • 2012-07-04 07:49
  • 7txX

This one of the reason that why apps come so slow ported on android . Android will have to work hard

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  • 2012-07-04 05:13
  • TL5a

> In reply to Dun @ 2012-07-03 13:07 from 3$w6 - click to readI think this is a good point, for me android 2.2 was when android became mainstream and updates since then have been nice but most users can do 95% with 2.2 of what the users with ICS can. Most apps run on 2.2. I have run 2.1 2.2 2.3 and ICS on my HTC desire and have come back to 2.2. I will upgrade my OS now when I upgrade my phone. If apps stop working on a particular version that's when fragmentation will be a problem.

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  • 2012-07-04 05:03
  • Bqvk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-03 17:33 from dSx3 - click to readWish there was an edit button on thus site.

Comparing phones, especially in this situation, to cars is just silly. How is upgrading a phone analogous to anything in the automobile industry. Cars have parts (hardware) upgrades. What is "supercar fuel"? Cars and PCs maybe, but phones, nope.

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  • 2012-07-04 02:17
  • RbqJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-03 17:33 from dSx3 - click to readComparing phones, especially in this situation, to cars is just silly. How is upgrading an is analogous to anything anything in the automobile industry. Cars have parts (hardware) upgrades. What is "supercar fuel"? Cars and PCs maybe, but phones, nope.

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  • 2012-07-04 02:14
  • RbqJ

I'm still using a 2.3.3 android phone... The iconic galaxy S. and it's still running fine after 2 years. my main uses are geohashing and web browsing.. sure, I wish the battery would last 50% longer, but it still does everything I need. i'm unsure if I even need to upgrade.. my plan has runout but the phone keeps on going :)

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  • 2012-07-03 23:17
  • uNe0

> In reply to clique @ 2012-07-03 17:04 from ut6B - click to readi dont know but CM is not official so i dont think its counted in this report

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  • 2012-07-03 19:26
  • 04VA




I still can't trust the company in terms of the privacy issues. Not to mention the security issues.



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  • 2012-07-03 18:17
  • Qxpm

Will Android 4.0 comes to HTC Desire S ,HD,One V and other Adreno gpu phones ?

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  • 2012-07-03 18:07
  • vG0Z

why buy nexus? another day another problem with it!
in such a HUGE market as mobiles, it will be the same thing as cars.. there are small ones, cheap ones, ancient ones, superfast ones... they cannot ALL take the same oil, petrol, engine upgrade etc... is this what you call 'fragmentation'?? rather stupid word then....

we cannot all put 'supercar fuel' in our small car, nor can our old mobiles run superOS...

the others to blame are long contracts, and the long time it takes for them to 'approve' new OSes...

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  • 2012-07-03 17:33
  • dSx3

THE GROWTH OF ICS IS DUE TO RELEASE OF CYANOGENMOD9 UPDATE FOR OLDER DEVICES.
Personally I use LG Optimus One P500 which was rejected by LG but since a few months it is encouragingly being supported by CyanogenMod 7.2(official RC & Stable) and currently I am using unofficial CM9 port (ICS for P500).
Previous ICS roms for P500 were unintentionally 'handicapped' version which either lacking tethering feature or unstable camera or something else.
But CM9 core is now stabilized and now camera and tethering works well. Although there is a negligible thing which is yet not solved properly- offline charging(phone gets automatically ON while charging).
But I AM VERY HAPPY THAT AT LAST I AM GETTING THE TASTE OF ICS!

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  • 2012-07-03 17:04
  • ut6B

I just dont get it why it is so fucking hard to update android devices and even after a long time we receive bugged updates like the gs2 ICS

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  • 2012-07-03 16:40
  • JqrJ

Holy fragmentation Batman! So with JB coming out this means most Android users are 2 version behind? That's Hilarious.

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  • 2012-07-03 16:37
  • mc6Y

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