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Android in Oct 2012: Marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth

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 Android in Oct 2012: Marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth - read the full textAndroid distribution numbers for October are in and Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are still short of the reach Google might have hoped for. At merely 2.7%, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean usage has jumped just 0.9% compared to September, 2012. The OS debuted exactly 6 months ago, and despite...


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Not good. 4.1 Jellybean should have been at least at 10% before 4.2 would be released.

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  • 2012-11-05 10:09
  • p@BC


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  • 2012-11-05 02:02
  • XMiu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-04 07:06 from IWd4 - click to readFirst strike isn't all that there is to it.
You need to keep pushing!
Remember HTC, it was first on the Android boat and made some huge success with the Android platform. But look at them now, Scamsung ran them over in just few months!

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  • 2012-11-04 19:37
  • 3pwj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-03 20:44 from 3drB - click to readIMHO only 20-30% (that goes for Apple users too).
I saw people that after 6 months of purchasing their smartphone did not know what an app store/play store is.
Really sad! :(

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  • 2012-11-04 19:30
  • 3pwj

both of that update, ics and jb, what do you think was most stable? gb 2.3.7 for me.... too old? yeah interface but check its stability... got no question on gb...

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  • 2012-11-04 13:29
  • 7X90

Android is winning marketshare, but a HUGE proportion are merely cheap low end Android devices. Only Samsung is making profits in the Android game, which leads me to believe that the other OEM's will find WP8 more enticing, as they will want to make a first strike there.

There will be a major shift in OEM's marketing WP8 in 2013 if I am correct, unless Android does some real systemic upheaval. As it is, I doubt that this will happen.

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  • 2012-11-04 07:06
  • IWd4

> In reply to peter. @ 2012-11-03 14:30 from 0Byb - click to readthe guilty is that they all need money, fast cash, no time for perfections! imagine if there were no crappy brand using android..

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  • 2012-11-04 02:03
  • 4r3V

Oh, how bad Android really sucks...

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  • 2012-11-04 01:22
  • Lasc

That's sad. Only 2.7% of the Android users are on the latest Android version. The rest are running out of date software and out of date security software.

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  • 2012-11-04 00:27
  • kg3U

It is IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE that SamSung and Goggle have taken more than 3 months since the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Jelly bean is still in their wallets, but without signs to release the upgrade yet.

Thats tha reason why people prefer to buy Apple devices, because they take real care of the clients and do not delay the updates as the Jelly Bean for Galaxy note 10.1 has made.

I willnever buy a Samsung or an Andorid device, because it gets old fashion very fast, without support!!!

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  • 2012-11-04 00:21
  • 8x{4

Nearly 70% of ALL Android users use low end devices... I wonder how many people use Android phones for their SMARTPHONE capabilities...

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  • 2012-11-03 20:44
  • 3drB

Google is slowing down and Microsoft hasn't even started their marketing offensive. This will be awesome! I wonder how long until all those Android fanatics switch to Windows... Exciting Times!!

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  • 2012-11-03 20:40
  • 3drB

> In reply to peter. @ 2012-11-03 14:30 from 0Byb - click to readThats right dude like the LG ..UI.. Sucks the better UI for me personal is sony in multimedia ,,, Saludos...

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  • 2012-11-03 20:32
  • LuMr

The only guilty is GOOGLE here. Because they let crappy companies like Samsung or HTC to BREAK vanilla Android and make their own mods to UI and system core.

Result? You have unstable device with no Google support. And you are blocked, you can't get original vanilla Android to your crappy device. You must wait for YourCrappyCompany to out new Android update which fixes 10 things and break another 20. Samsung is great example of unfortunate developers who does not know how to develop stable software.

That's why the only Android phone worth buying is the one with Nexus name in title and clean Vanilla Android Inside directly from Google.

Be smart :) Skip the crap!

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  • 2012-11-03 14:30
  • 0Byb

lol... like ginger would dissepear soon...
Average people using smartphone type usually keep it for 2-3 years.
The phone freaks have already up to better phone or up to ics/jb.
In 2 years, ginger will still be at 25-35%.
Dont forget also the second hand market is pretty high in 3rd world countries. They'll probably use ginger base phone till 2016+.
Applications market is still perfect for ginger base os anyway, you can find anything for anyone.

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  • 2012-11-03 09:41
  • mwaE

What do they expect? Am I the only one not surprised that Gingerbread is far more common, since most of today's phones either won't run ICS, or STILL haven't had it launched??

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  • 2012-11-03 09:37
  • iIR0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 21:53 from xVxP - click to read4.2 minor. It's still fixing the lag
Thats why it's still called jelly bean.

4.3 is another attempt
All really delays as google wait for more CPU power.

2.7% of android users are almost lag fee.
100% of WP7 users are from day one.

What OS is better written i wonder

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  • 2012-11-03 08:49
  • vm5J

There are still shares for eclair?!!What is the world coming to?

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  • 2012-11-03 05:40
  • uumH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 15:57 from TSPP - click to readI work for a cell phone company in Canada and i can say most people don't care whether a phone is the latest (unless its the iphone). Most android users just want something that doesn't break the bank and is fluid. And i'm coming from a galaxy s glide, ran on ginger bread but still keeps up well with my ics s3

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  • 2012-11-03 00:16
  • TbES

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