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Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules - read the full textGoogle unveiled the latest numbers showing the adoption of the various Android versions in the past month (April 2013). This report is the first to use the new, more realistic metric. It keeps track of how many users manually visited the Play Store. Previous scores were calculated based on how many...


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does upgrading from gb to ics causes more negative effect than positive

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  • 2013-07-20 15:12
  • vw2}

> In reply to LumiaNEXUS @ 2013-05-02 14:28 from amnR - click to readWp8 has limitations need to grow up. it is like a pond. while ios and android though have some issues are like oceans.

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  • 2013-05-04 06:45
  • tUXr

> In reply to I HATE IPHONES-IPADS @ 2013-05-02 10:53 from H5%B - click to readThat's your fault for buying a shitty overpriced under spec-ed phone that's a good few years old now. That phone isn't "Low-mid range" It's extremely low range.

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  • 2013-05-03 20:30
  • H5D0

This is because half of the phones out there couldn't get an update if you wanted to. Outdated within two years.

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  • 2013-05-03 05:36
  • QCMw

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-05-02 11:11 from tt1I - click to readProvided I can pick 'n' choose the wallpaper and it's free , Yes! lol

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  • 2013-05-02 21:47
  • SgvH

just for your information, everyone would wants to update their phone to JB but stuck at GB or ICS because OEM wouldn't upgrade due to hardware or just don't release the upgrade

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  • 2013-05-02 20:33
  • 4%Ge

> In reply to LumiaNEXUS @ 2013-05-02 14:28 from amnR - click to readI completely agree with you. ICS was like the Android version of

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  • 2013-05-02 20:03
  • j8wI

> In reply to LumiaNEXUS @ 2013-05-02 14:28 from amnR - click to readReeaally? Such as no WP 8 for most WP 7 phones? ;-)
No way you're a N4 user. That phone is super smooth and solves the updates issues, sorry.

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  • 2013-05-02 19:18
  • 3ZH5

The numbers for Gingerbread are going to drop really significantly over 2013 because people who bough their phones throughout 2011 (GB) are going to replace their phones this year. Even though most 2011 models got updates, most people don't update their phones. I'm sure by the end of the year we'll see less than 10% of GB phones. Now 4.0 to 4.2 - not much has changed, to be honest. 4.2 Brings nothing new that is good to the table, just more clutter of rather useless features with almost no under the hood upgrades.

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  • 2013-05-02 19:14
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to aniket @ 2013-05-02 16:18 from uu4i - click to readeclair isn't at 2.1%, it's the version 2.1 with 1.7%

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  • 2013-05-02 19:04
  • mD6v

GB the most popular as it is the most complete (useful)Android OS upgrade to date. JB is just an extension of ICS. My HTC raider 4g runs ICS and i fail to see any tangible difference or advantage having JB. Tempted to upgrade to HTC One (4.1) or SGS4 (4.2) but my Raider works fine so i'll save my money and wait.

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  • 2013-05-02 18:26
  • IBKc

my device is working with GB how to update it

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  • 2013-05-02 17:23
  • Gg8X

Upgrade upgrade upgrade so you want to UPGRADE do not upgrade from gingerbread to ics unless you have 4 gb internal memory do not upgrade from ics to jelly bean unless you have internal memory of 8gb

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  • 2013-05-02 17:10
  • Hkqs

sad story behind android,4 yr old éclair still is 2.1%, 2 yr old gingerbread still 28%....

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  • 2013-05-02 16:18
  • uu4i

> In reply to rk127 @ 2013-05-02 14:42 from Hkqk - click to readBlame your network, been using 4.1.2 for ages.

4.2.2 is due May/June for S2/Note.

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  • 2013-05-02 15:18
  • HKId

There r so many like me who don't know how to upgrade.There r always system problem.coys r not giving the updates in the air.I have glaxy s2 and stil runing ver 4.0.1 where as it is upgraded to 4,2.2 jely bean.system is so dificult that one canot go to service centre again nd again for upgradation.Maximum adreses of ss r wrong and contacts r not updated.coys should think seriously.

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  • 2013-05-02 14:42
  • Hkqk

Maybe some are right, that a lot of people don't actually know how to update their phones and aren't confident in doing so?

If they are getting full usage out of Gingerbread, then that tells a story about Android since V2.

Android has had every feature that people need since v2.3 and the updates have not really added much.

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  • 2013-05-02 14:40
  • sXwU

> In reply to THK @ 2013-05-02 12:44 from 3q}b - click to readginger was the best of Android, ics made it worse, jb is trying to recover ics's loss

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  • 2013-05-02 14:28
  • amnR

reading this, no wonder why ppl like ios and why wp8 is on the rise. Android is a total joke so fragmented and so slow to get updates. although i am a nexus 4 user, i cant wait for a high end wp8 phone to come so i can leave this fragmented world and go to a smoother OS.

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  • 2013-05-02 14:28
  • amnR

Ginger is here to stay with us for a looong time, thanks to the manufacturers who usually say "it can't be updated, hardware requirements, compatibility", bs like that.

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  • 2013-05-02 12:44
  • 3q}b

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