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Next version of Android to be 4.3, will retain Jelly Bean name

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-29 17:49 from EmIx - click to readLike I said in the post below, the minor updates GB had do not make major updates.

API bumps are what is considered a major update. Gingerbread had only two major versions, and the first (API 9) was even deprecated, leaving Gingerbread with only one meaningful (i.e., useful, used) version today.

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  • 2013-04-30 00:32
  • 8Ugh

> In reply to nmcunix @ 2013-04-28 19:59 from LK3F - click to readNo. Jelly Bean had two versions so far. A third version would put it right with HC and EC:

3 versions:

- Honeycomb: 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 (APIs 11, 12 and 13).
- Eclair: 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.1 (APIs 5, 6 and 7).

2 versions:

- Jelly Bean: 4.1.x and 4.2.x (APIs 16 and 17).
- Ice Cream Sandwich: 4.0-4.0.2 and 4.0.3-4.0.4 (APIs 14 and 15).
- Gingerbread: 2.3-2.3.2 and 2.3.3-2.3.7 (APIs 9 and 10).

1 version:

- Froyo: 2.2 (API 8).
- Donut: 1.6 (API 4).
- Cupcake: 1.5 (API 3).

Jelly Bean would not be the first to achieve 3 versions (i.e., 2 major updates). Eclair was the first to do that, and Honeycomb followed.

Of course... some major versions had lots of minor versions (GB had at least 8 that I know, ICS 5 etc.), but they are bug fixes and backports (case of Open Accessory in 2.3.4) and not make a major version, nor they change the underlying system in meaningful ways to apps (like API bumps do).

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  • 2013-04-30 00:24
  • 8Ugh

> In reply to guru p @ 2013-04-28 16:16 from YQU4 - click to readused to love dolphin hd but no more since it is too much bloated now.

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  • 2013-04-29 17:52
  • EmIx

> In reply to spacey @ 2013-04-28 15:07 from mS0K - click to readno i dont use 18+ sites i have an app for that been using for long time and it is perfect. i dont get no adverts in my stock rom with same apps.

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  • 2013-04-29 17:51
  • EmIx

> In reply to nmcunix @ 2013-04-28 19:59 from LK3F - click to readgingerbread had alot of updates, from 2.3.0 to 2.3.7

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  • 2013-04-29 17:49
  • EmIx

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-04-28 12:42 from vmLp - click to readwhy, just why would u do that? if you wanna try another OS, dont go with a launcher. you are better off playing with the phone at a store rather than using a launcher.

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  • 2013-04-29 17:13
  • j8wI

> In reply to solip @ 2013-04-29 12:57 from ij9u - click to readsgs2 will support kie lime pie but its too old so samsung has made a dead end for this device otherwise it has similar specifications to s3

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  • 2013-04-29 15:30
  • KSfM

sgs2 will not support because of hardware limitation

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  • 2013-04-29 12:57
  • ij9u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-29 06:42 from kg3C - click to readThat is 200% more than I want to experience of it!

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  • 2013-04-29 12:29
  • p%n8

I suspect this is a minor update to resolve a few small bugs and security issues until KLP goes live. Just like 4.2.x was compraed to 4.1.x.

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  • 2013-04-29 12:21
  • p%n8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-28 12:31 from t1$B - click to readyou may want to see this before you brag about wp8..
http://www.digitaltrends.com/m...-8-problems/

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  • 2013-04-29 06:46
  • PVae

With a Windows Phone launcher on Android, you're only experiencing 1% of Windows Phone lol

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  • 2013-04-29 06:42
  • kg3C

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-04-28 12:42 from vmLp - click to readYou need to use a true WP8 to know what it is like. It's about integrations, lag free, beautiful everywhere, and reliable (no need for reboot/factory reset).

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  • 2013-04-29 06:41
  • kg3C

Make sure that you put dual os (one is ios 7 and android 4.3)in iphone with four quad quore processor with 4 gb RAM ... Than it is advance phone ever.. no phone will beat...

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  • 2013-04-29 06:35
  • bYDH

Nexus 5 pushed to late Q4 so makes sense keeping the update to jelly bean

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  • 2013-04-28 20:43
  • sUwK

This would be the first time that an Android version had more than 2 major updates. History shows 2 major updates for the most e.g Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Oh well I guess a first time for everything, which is pretty lame in this case.

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  • 2013-04-28 19:59
  • LK3F

That's wierd. This is the first time I've seen Google do this. I remember when 2.2.1 was Froyo and then it jumped to the Gingerbread moniker with 2.3.

Maybe they got lazy and don't feel like abandoning the Holo look yet.

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  • 2013-04-28 19:11
  • j8wI

if a new version of android is released then some come to troll about fragmentation, if new version is not released then they come to troll and say old OS.

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  • 2013-04-28 19:04
  • K2GG

What seems to be the next feature of the new update ?

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  • 2013-04-28 17:04
  • XM73

Dude, please look up info before you talk. the s3 still uses only 4 cores at a time even though it has 8 cores in the exynos 5 octa. it uses either the 4 a7 cores for light tasks, or the a15 for more demanding tasks

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  • 2013-04-28 16:59
  • fr1b

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