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Android in Jan 2013: Jelly Bean market share still under 15%

06 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android in Jan 2013: Jelly Bean market share still under 15% - read the full textAs the fastest growing version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean snatched 3.6% market share over the month of January. With an increase of 3.4% last December Jelly Bean's market share has been growing at a steady rate. Despite that the total market share of the two available Jelly Bean flavors is below...


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of course, the manufacturers do not issue updates in order to force us to buy new phones thats why everybody is stuck with 2,3.. This is ugly.

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  • 2013-02-06 18:30
  • nptu

> In reply to Soweto @ 2013-02-06 17:04 from f0k@ - click to readDo you know if there is a plan for upgrading Android on HTC Desire S?

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  • 2013-02-06 18:18
  • MB9d

people jumped on the android band waggon at the gingerbread era, and with network providers locking people into 2 year contracts alot of peole are bound to be using gingerbread...... its common logic in my eyes. if people stick with android then this years contract upgrades will see jellybean and key lime pie increase faster. gingerbread and ics will still be the main versions in use due to these devices being handed down to other people and will be an introduction to android for these people. so next year will see the major shift to the newer android versions! logic!

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  • 2013-02-06 18:14
  • mpxt

I dont think its because of market saturation or false marketing strategy . May be its bcos of rapid innovations happening in hardware and software sectors . Even software companies and oems dnt know what they can really do and how far they can go with innovation . Thats why no device is staying top for more than 6 mnths.

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  • 2013-02-06 17:18
  • uvtZ

I still use Gingerbread on my HTC Desire S. gingerbread is the best so far... HTC my girlfriend

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  • 2013-02-06 17:04
  • f0k@

Then Key Lime Pie comes, and the cycle starts again, further fragmenting the Android OS, will Google not learn?

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  • 2013-02-06 17:01
  • PG5Y

> In reply to GlxyNxs @ 2013-02-06 15:40 from KcUH - click to readthat's exactly where apple nails it if you have an iphone 4 it pretty much was amazing for 2 full years thank to the upgrades... but now... take a look on the original galaxy S??? lol

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  • 2013-02-06 16:56
  • J4b5

i don't think these surveys take into account cyanogenmod 10.1 users. it may look far fetched, but there are too many custom rom users to ignore.

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  • 2013-02-06 16:52
  • 6pxP

Well, Galaxy Xcover 2 is coming with Jelly Bean, so hopefully most of the low-end phones will soon start selling with JB :-)

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  • 2013-02-06 16:37
  • MnFK

> In reply to GlxyNxs @ 2013-02-06 15:40 from KcUH - click to readI agree with you, from the profit point of view. Besides keeping the numerous models of smartphones, they invent new ones to accommodate higher versions of OS. So yeah, makes everyone want to change a phone every year. LOL. That, is great marketing. (y) LOL.

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  • 2013-02-06 16:24
  • IV@1

> In reply to GlxyNxs @ 2013-02-06 15:40 from KcUH - click to readYou are absolutely correct...

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  • 2013-02-06 15:55
  • U22y

bet you eclair is the xperia x8

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  • 2013-02-06 15:51
  • ftVN

> In reply to WhiskeyHotel99 @ 2013-02-06 15:39 from nGMp - click to read"But its still a crap os":)))-true, it definitely improved from Gingerbread but my experience with that was terrible, I'm curious how many people using that(Ginger) right now and consider buying a new phone would go again for another Android...

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  • 2013-02-06 15:46
  • mjPY

The answer is simple, manufacturers focus on selling units instead of upgrading the existing OS of released phones. If I have functional phone let's say Captivate and I can upgrade that to JB, why bother buy a new phone? So manufacturer have vested interest not to upgrade OS or at least slow down the process to force consumer to buy new phones, and yet consumers don't know if they have to buy or not since smartphones popping out everywhere. It is early to tell, but looks like there are signs that Smartphone market is going to be saturated faster than what happened to laptops and PCs.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:40
  • KcUH

But its still a crap os

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  • 2013-02-06 15:39
  • nGMp

More n more budget devices are being launched which come with GB and get stuck on that.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:37
  • t}BQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-06 15:30 from uSPM - click to readThe point is to show how many handsets are out there which run these variations. This is directly related to the budget by which people allow themselves to purchase the handset they want and also provides feedback on consumer demand in particular ranges of smartphone offerings. Mid range handsets were widely available with gingerbread for over a year after the flagships received them. Average Joe consumer wont be very knowledgeable in the OS variation, he/she just knows of Android.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:36
  • nxX0

this graph has no sense. you cannot force a gingerbread0-only phone to become jellybean. Other low-end phones cannot adopt jellybean.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:30
  • uSPM

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