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Android in Oct 2012: Marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth

02 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
 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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WOW! I cant imagine the number of droids globally. If GS3 alone sold 30M devices (ICS out of the box) and say 2M upgraded to JB, how many devices are using GB, 200M? And GB users will probably never receive an update.

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  • 2012-11-02 23:53
  • v0qy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 15:57 from TSPP - click to readThose cheap phones are about to get steamrolled by the Nexus 4. It's exactly why Google priced it so low. The Nexus 4 will help get the cheap phones off the market, and their users on to a substantially more modern device.

A year from now. Gingerbread will be at 25% or less. And in two years, the entire user base will ICS, Jellybean and Key Lime Pime. That will do wonders for developers.

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  • 2012-11-02 21:55
  • xVxP

> In reply to Wind @ 2012-11-02 15:40 from p@BC - click to readAndroid 4.2 is Jellybean. It's only a minor revision.

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  • 2012-11-02 21:53
  • xVxP

Hopefully the Nexus 4 will turbocharge the growth of Jellybean.

I don't even know why anybody would buy any other Android handset but the Nexus 4. $300 off-contract for a phone on par with any top of the line device out there? What's not to like?

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  • 2012-11-02 21:51
  • xVxP

Android 5.3 dead fish XD

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  • 2012-11-02 20:46
  • fp4J

Surely much of this is due to the fact that Jelly Bean updates aren't even available for many devices. Heck, some devices are still waiting on updates to Ice Cream Sandwich.

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  • 2012-11-02 20:36
  • QItt

GB for htc sensation xe plzzz....

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  • 2012-11-02 19:43
  • KIYw

There's three android phones in this house, one of them being galaxy s3 the other two are at least 2 years old. All three run JB ironically the older phones run the newer 4.1.2 variant while the new phone is "only" on 4.1.1

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  • 2012-11-02 19:32
  • pJDN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-02 16:01 from 4@9b - click to readHahaha...Cupcake...good Lord, man.

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  • 2012-11-02 18:52
  • j8wI

in croatia still no ics at 7500 nobody knows when will be....ios 6 great to all and now!!!

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  • 2012-11-02 17:58
  • dPT5

ICS for Xperia Sola please!

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  • 2012-11-02 17:49
  • fkeH

I don't know how is android 4.0 but my Xperia Arc damaged after updating to android 4.0.Sony is too weak in softwares.

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  • 2012-11-02 17:05
  • HI80

> In reply to tritonalz @ 2012-11-02 16:28 from ftVi - click to readbecause it is alphabetical. .cupcake,donut,eclair,gingerbread,honeycomb,ics,­jelly bean,key lime pie. .so there wouldnt be any frozen chicken anymore, and its only deserts. .anyway it doesnt matter, they all sucks. .wp8 ftw

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  • 2012-11-02 16:41
  • t7X2

why didn't they nick name this update to something like Android 4.2 A.K.A frozen chicken or maybe sticky rice.. Yup, i think is nickname worthy lol

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  • 2012-11-02 16:28
  • ftVi

Wow, this is a surprise. As said below it does look like Android is getting a lot sales through low to mid range. That's not a bad thing though! Gingerbread is still a great OS.

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  • 2012-11-02 16:12
  • StUJ

Well if you ask me gingerbread was the best one so far ics was buggy.... And most users don't care about updates or custom roms

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  • 2012-11-02 16:07
  • 7tJQ

Its all a mess until a new firmware will be running all devices from entry to superphone and beyond to gaming systems, just the use of additional code for each devices requirements and memory needs to simplify it all

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  • 2012-11-02 16:01
  • dR{x

i feel so sorry for those poor souls with cupcake.

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  • 2012-11-02 16:01
  • 4@9b

This is simple proof that Android's growth is actually driven more by the cheap low end phones running Gingerbread. Not good news.

Only Samsung seems to be profiting out of the whole Android deal if you ask me.

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  • 2012-11-02 15:57
  • TSPP

google must release lite ics to ace like devices

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  • 2012-11-02 15:45
  • uuxy

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