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Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth

04 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
 Android in Nov 2012: Jelly Bean and ICS continue their growth - read the full textThe Android distribution statistics for November just arrived, showing an over two-fold increase in the Jelly Bean market share. Version 4.1 Jelly Bean is now on 5.9% of the Android devices from 2.7% last month, while the recently released 4.2 Jelly Bean already powers 0.8% of the droids out...


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the best? GINGERBREAD is the best bugs of this OS are fixed we can compare this to windows xp, a perfectly built OS... JELLY and ICS lots of bugs....

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  • 2012-12-21 06:16
  • PAW3

> In reply to ricAndroid @ 2012-12-06 20:01 from j8wI - click to readHow did you do that??

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  • 2012-12-18 05:04
  • Qxsv

who is best?

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  • 2012-12-17 08:01
  • bJ7h

> In reply to abil @ 2012-12-06 15:25 from Lim4 - click to readI'm actually running on BJ right now. Finally got my Sidekick ;-P

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  • 2012-12-06 20:01
  • j8wI

ics bro...not isc

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  • 2012-12-06 15:25
  • Lim4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-05 20:12 from sXFJ - click to readwow, u are lucky, u are the only ISC user in the world...why wanna change?

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  • 2012-12-06 03:47
  • uCnC

I've had a HTC One X since release and I'm still running the old ISC update, I WANT JB!!

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  • 2012-12-05 20:12
  • sXFJ

> In reply to Dave @ 2012-12-05 02:50 from 8KsI - click to readExplain then how the Nexus S and Sidekick 4G have the exact same processor and memory...and the Nexus S runs jelly Bean without any issues. Sidekick is still on Froyo with Samsung singing the incompatibility soong. Get real, Samsung.

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  • 2012-12-05 18:30
  • j8wI

> In reply to NOTE2 FTW @ 2012-12-05 05:05 from 7tZD - click to readTrue,
Only liars and jealous WP users say Jellybean has lag

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  • 2012-12-05 05:54
  • uBSg

> In reply to Claudia @ 2012-12-04 22:39 from PYEM - click to readWho said that jellybean is laggy? I am using jellybean in my Note 2 and it's silky smooth. I agree that some of the apps are laggy but that's not because of jellybean . Poorly written apps will lag in any platform. May be most of the apps in play store is written for Gb or Froyo.once these are migrated you will get a better performance.

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  • 2012-12-05 05:05
  • 7tZD

Is simple people complain about this fragmentation but the truth is there is only 1 REAL fragmentation and is ics and JELLY bean once i think that ANY device that runs ics can run JB.

2.3= Low end/mid range
4.1= high end phones
Its like apple selling the iphone 3g nowadays and putting ios 6 into it. makes no SENSE!!!!!!

The only fragmentation that harms android is the HARDWARE. if every high end device had the same screen and chipset they could run any app same for low end. Google should pick a chip to suppor every year.

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  • 2012-12-05 02:50
  • 8KsI

Gingerbread is a very stable and capable operating system. Essentially the Windows XP of Android. Although it may not look as nice as Windows 7 or Vista (ICS and Jellybean), it can handle anything you throw at it.

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  • 2012-12-05 02:45
  • QYR2

I dont know what is wrong with gingerbread. It still has better features than what the latest ios and wp has to offer. It is stable and runs great on older and low end devices. No need to be updated to latest when old one works the way you want it. Dont fix what isnt broken. Look what ios6 did to the 3gs. It cant handle the new update but still its allowed to update without a way to downgrade. Compromising user experience just for the sake of updating?? Even old wp smartphones are stuck with 7.8 for a reason. If i were to buy a cheap android smartphone, having the option to be updated to the latest os is just a bonus.

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  • 2012-12-05 02:09
  • v0qu

Jelly Bean won't lag on 512 MB RAM. There are several YouTube videos showing Cyanogened Jelly Bean working on Galaxy Mini 1 (yes, Mini One) with no noticeable lag at all. So there is no reason to believe in HTC's update philosophy for not updating their 512 MB devices...

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  • 2012-12-05 01:46
  • 3q}5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-04 16:11 from 4r3V - click to readMy Galaxy Mini 2 has a promised upgrade to JB but I will only update when it's necessary. GB runs just fine: I'm able to check my email, listen to music, take photos, chat on Whatsapp, check the news and be on FB. Besides, I've heard JB is really laggy with 512 mb RAM. I don't get people's obsession with having the latest (car, phone, computer, whatever) when the "old" one (probably less than a year old) works fine.

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  • 2012-12-04 22:39
  • PYEM

Majority of casual users don't care, but there are custom options for those that do.

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  • 2012-12-04 21:54
  • 3JmY

I think it's very difficult to completely get rid off fragmentation either with hardwares getting outdated in no more than 6 months. Quite difficult to make progress in OS development making it beautiful,fast and awesome and simultaneously making it run on older hardware.

And why is that people only talk about fragmentation on Android? its there in iOS and windows phone too.
Though older iphones can run ios 6, they cannot have siri or other features of ios6 which is indeed fragmentation.

with windows phone, we all know there are quite a large number of phones which are yet to upgrade to 7.5 leave alone 7.8 or WP8

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  • 2012-12-04 21:51
  • LYcw

All this ICS goodness and my Sidekick 4G is still on that old Froyo 2.2. SMH...

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  • 2012-12-04 20:56
  • j8wI

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