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Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow

03 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow - read the full textGoogle released the latest numbers for Android OS distribution and announced that the way this statistic is gathered will be changing the next time around. First things first, Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean has jumped from about 15 share to 23% share, catching up to Ice Cream Sandwich, which grew...


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I think the succession of Android OS is way faster than it can mature. High-end models (latest OS) are overhyped but the mid/lowrange (and often w/dated OS) models actually sell more. And people/subscribers don't usually replace their phones when support for updates gets discontinued. Not as often as every 6 or 12 or even two years. Definitely not as often as people (and trolls) in blogs and forums talk or lie about.

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  • 2013-04-03 15:28
  • PPgT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-03 12:23 from Tr3x - click to readI would agree to ur comment only if apple actually gave out a new phone and not just the OS whenever they came out with one :-)

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  • 2013-04-03 15:15
  • w43C

Android fragmentation continues :(

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  • 2013-04-03 15:03
  • 6whq

I reckon we will see 4.2 on S3 after S4 launches.

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  • 2013-04-03 14:58
  • HKPL

Wow! Gingerbread is still on top. I guess these are all the affordable smartphones (usually unbranded) in the Third World that sell from $60 ~ $100. This is what I love about open-source OSes like Android. It's very flexible that someone can develop something for every need - whether it's high-end phones like the Vertu Ti or cheap unbranded Asian phones. Let's keep the Movement going so that Android and Linux will propagate into more phones, tablets, PCs, laptops, TV, settops, netbooks, etc. It should become affordable to more people - and give even the poor affordable access to online knowledge.

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  • 2013-04-03 14:53
  • v0qu

Using S3... still no jelly bean in Bangladesh. Dont know when to expect

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  • 2013-04-03 14:52
  • K2En

This is because Sony and others have their own modifications of Android and need first to test them before lauch their modes

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  • 2013-04-03 14:41
  • b$2W

I have not seen people using gingerbread in agers

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  • 2013-04-03 14:26
  • vCSJ

> In reply to limepie @ 2013-04-03 14:16 from tZja - click to readOEM's custom skin, testing period, carriers approval and whatnot that is why

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  • 2013-04-03 14:24
  • PS6t

Why it is so difficult for Sony, HTC, Samsung,LG to update their phones with latest Jelly Bean 4.2.2 since Google can do it easily on their Nexus devices?

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  • 2013-04-03 14:16
  • tZja

> In reply to molotofc @ 2013-04-03 13:39 from M5N% - click to readSo all PCs are alike then... or no-one supports PCs because their are so far alike between themselves.

Do get a better justification because that one clearly wont cut it.

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  • 2013-04-03 14:04
  • N$iZ

> In reply to TruckStop @ 2013-04-03 13:24 from Mk7e - click to readWhat!!!
did you you connected your phone to computer and open PC Companion?!
Sony released 4.0.4 for all 2011 devices
if you want JB go to XDA

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  • 2013-04-03 14:04
  • HIBN

> In reply to funky mobile @ 2013-04-03 12:19 from KSfE - click to readThat is the real world! Do realize Cyanogenmod is marginal in the whole universe of Android users.

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  • 2013-04-03 14:00
  • N$iZ

> In reply to TruckStop @ 2013-04-03 13:24 from Mk7e - click to readAlthough I do share your frustration, Xperia Ray has an official ICS update from Sony itself.
You can also get JB (4.1) from team FreeXperia.

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  • 2013-04-03 13:56
  • N$iZ

This is sad story behind glory of android. Around 40% devices are using 2 yr old software and people say windows phone doesnt get updates...big lol.....

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  • 2013-04-03 13:46
  • uu47

lol never knew there are still using the ancient 4.1!! im so sick of 4.2 since last year and i want 5.0 now :/

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  • 2013-04-03 13:45
  • v0qJ

You buy a phone and expect it as is, the companies providing updates are doing it as a favour. No suprises then that we have different OS versions as we all have different phones.

This is not Apple with one phone.

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  • 2013-04-03 13:39
  • M5N%

> In reply to WraNgLeR @ 2013-04-03 13:03 from KIqj - click to readYou're right. Once the handset is sold the companies generally can't be bothered to support them after a few months. I bought a SIM free Xperia ray(2011) and had one minor update. I would have loved to experience JB or even ICS but Sony Ericsson let me down.

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  • 2013-04-03 13:24
  • Mk7e

> In reply to @ 2013-04-03 12:07 from tA$R - click to read4 millions counting devices like Nexus 4, Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and all device supported in latest custom roms CM , MIUI, Parandroid and etc.

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  • 2013-04-03 13:17
  • miZ0

Adoption is slOW bEcauSe stupID compAnIes don'T giVE upDatEs!!!.... :@

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  • 2013-04-03 13:03
  • KIqj

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