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Android in Sep 2012: Poor growth for Jelly Bean and ICS

02 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
 Android in Sep 2012: Poor growth for Jelly Bean and ICS - read the full textThe latest Android distribution figures are in and things don't look a lot better for Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich over last month. Jelly Bean, which made its debut couple of months ago, has doubled its user base in that time but still stands at a lowly 1.8%, compared to 1.2% last...

 

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> In reply to th3 @ 2012-10-02 10:52 from Kg}g - click to readIts the same with jellybean. Ics was poo and jellybean fixes all this!

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  • 2012-10-02 12:07
  • 39D@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 10:41 from wr6I - click to readI say you don't speak English that well.

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  • 2012-10-02 12:06
  • dW2u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 12:03 from IV8U - click to readYes but you will be getting jellybean!

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  • 2012-10-02 12:05
  • 39D@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 11:43 from L16a - click to readTrue! Ive got live walkman and had an unstable version of ics in july that sony released! Still waiting for the new build number to fix. The fix has been out for a good month and half but having to wait!:-(

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  • 2012-10-02 12:04
  • 39D@

> In reply to Graz @ 2012-10-02 11:45 from 3JcG - click to readSamsung only update SGS2 & Note with ICS, the rest of the phone lauched in 2011 still stucked with GB, even S Advance & Ace Plus is stucked with GB, so far Sony & HTC are more keen in updating most of their phone, Samsung Shame on you.

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  • 2012-10-02 12:03
  • IV8U

50% of the 55.55% of gingerbread users are also LG users. Since half of LG's 2011 lineup is still stuck on gingerbread

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  • 2012-10-02 12:02
  • 2C8@

This is simply caused by manufacturers like Motorola refusing to update their Android devices with new versions of the OS.

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  • 2012-10-02 11:45
  • 3JcG

The problem with updates is that users have to wait for the mobile carriers and handset manufacturers to release them. Because they are slow (Motorola) at releasing updates then the figures you have shown are not worth the page they are printed on as I'm sure all your readers would agree that if they could upgrade they would!!!

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  • 2012-10-02 11:43
  • L16a

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-02 11:12 from ABFW - click to readI agree with you. Not much 'meat' on this story...

The surprising thing (if any) as I see it is that still slightly more than 1 of 6 androids are on "Froyo or older" (16.8%). I guess this means that the phones last 'long'. Most likely with a new owner rather than being binned when people upgrade their phones.

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  • 2012-10-02 11:39
  • 0u3G

Gingerbread it the Oxtia, is the best

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  • 2012-10-02 11:39
  • iBtv

iOS & Windows Phone are starting to grow up..

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  • 2012-10-02 11:33
  • v0qJ

with the launch of WP8 end october i guess the growth of android smartphones will slow down even more.

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  • 2012-10-02 11:21
  • M%ju

fragmentation! Fragmentation!.. Its such a huge gap between phone vendors and Google. No future-proof phones. Smartphone vendors just cant anticipate the requirements for future android OS. Hope this is not the case with Google-owned Motorola anymore! Hope there are finally future-OS compatible phones (much like apple's iphone.. the freakin 3Gs supports IOS 6)

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  • 2012-10-02 11:18
  • AwTB

Regarding this article: So what.

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  • 2012-10-02 11:12
  • ABFW

> In reply to D79. @ 2012-10-02 10:55 from StU5 - click to readMost people!? You might want to check the 'number of people who want to flash/root their phone' against 'number of people who only rely on official updates'. Its a big world out there.

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  • 2012-10-02 11:11
  • AwTB

What's the point in this. Most android users flash custom roms so obviously the figures will show low

Gsmarena u might swell scrap this next time.

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  • 2012-10-02 10:55
  • StU5

Gingerbread is like Windows XP of mobile phones. Still lives even after so many years.

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  • 2012-10-02 10:53
  • YTFh

Makes sense. Gingerbread was like a "critical update", because Froyo was so slow and buggy and weird. I know of Gingerbread users who dont want to upgrade to ICS even if its officially available from the manufacturer of their phone. Because Gingerbread works, dont need to fix if it aint broken.

Gingerbread is a required upgrade.
ICS is optional.

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  • 2012-10-02 10:52
  • Kg}g

Well considering this report can it be concluded that there are fewer high end android devices running ICS/Jb then Iphones running IOS6?

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  • 2012-10-02 10:43
  • 2AYx

because lg didn't want to upgrade their phone after all :P

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  • 2012-10-02 10:43
  • IVVd

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