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Android in May 2013: JB rise continues, GB still leads

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Android in May 2013: JB rise continues, GB still leads - read the full textWhile Jelly Bean and ICS combine for almost 60% of the Android landscape, it's still Android 2.3 Gingerbread that accounts for roughly 36.4% of all Android handsets used in May. While the gap between Jelly Bean and Gingerbread has narrowed over the last month (4.6 percent point increase and...


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4.04 isnt that bad on my sucky 800Mhz runs pretty well acutually

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  • 2013-06-07 14:06
  • pURE

> In reply to james79 @ 2013-06-05 08:33 from 39D@ - click to readC'mon now. Jelly Bean is free of lag, at least on my SGS3. Fast as h*ll! Only poorly programmed apps are able to crash the phone, but the Android system never crashes. Also my battery lasts easily for 2 days with medium use. Maximum battery life has been around 5 days on light use. Because of the small-ish screen, it's pretty easy to use this device for 3 days on a single charge.

There is no reason for calling Android a laggy system, because those days are long gone. :) It WAS laggy back in the 2.3 -days, but since the ICS 4.0.3 was released.. No lag anymore.

iOS and WP both are too simplified for me. When I use those systems, they leave me the feeling of using a S40-based dumb-phone.. Not suitable for being called as an smartphone operating systems.

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  • 2013-06-05 12:19
  • pWQ%

> In reply to callisco4luv @ 2013-06-05 09:09 from 3sEp - click to readI hate my ics 4.0.4! Lol

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  • 2013-06-05 11:09
  • 39D@

I luv my ics 4.0.4

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  • 2013-06-05 11:01
  • 3sEp

Yeah its true

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  • 2013-06-05 10:39
  • YQU7

I luv my ics 4.0.4

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  • 2013-06-05 09:09
  • 3sEp

> In reply to dlads @ 2013-06-05 01:25 from mx@M - click to readIn uk theyre still selling galaxy ace! I feel so sorry for people that are getting a new galaxy ace on 24month-contract! _ I mean that phone is already ancient! Only good thing is 5mp snapper and iphonish design. Makes more sense than new budget phone on jb that lags and cant support nothing! Iphone best bet for average jo as its easy to use, doesnt need stupid quad/octa processors to run without lag and looks better than cheap looking samsung! Basically android is for big kids! Iphone also keep value far better than Andyroid!:-)

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  • 2013-06-05 08:33
  • 39D@

Of course jellybean has gone up! Theres 2 versions of it! Google cocked up with ICS! Horrid and laggy!

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  • 2013-06-05 08:12
  • 39D@

> In reply to Andrew Tan @ 2013-06-04 18:17 from ib9B - click to readYes.... years ago when the first iPad comes out.. people claim its a giant iPod/phone, nothing more.

Now google is following the footsteps and releasing giant phone UI on 10 inch tablets.

Here is the result of google's bad tablet UI decision:
- Hardware buttons on Samsung's 3rd gen Tablets. (JB software keys + statusbar took up so much space, they have to remove the software keys and retain the statusbar Just for looks).

Only Sony realise the folly of the UI .. and at least tried to fix in the sony tablet z.. (Yet to be seen)

Trying to unify phone with tablet UI? Take a look at what microsoft did with windows 8 (merge tablet with desktop), lots of angry fanboys and boycott.

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  • 2013-06-05 04:02
  • PGXj

GB hackers delight...

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  • 2013-06-05 03:04
  • IVKT

Because people for whatever reason are still buying the GALAXY F******G ACE, why oh why is the world doing this to me.

Get with the program people, it's not worth it, majority of the people buying the ace are old and don't understand about rooting so the internal memory issue is always going to cause problems "YEA BUT I BOUGHT A 32GB CARD", "Doesn't matter m8 it's your interna..... fail" stop it please the world, the ACE sucks so hard it's like buying a CD for a record player it's going to suck.

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  • 2013-06-05 01:25
  • mx@M

JB Rises , because Sony updated Xperia S , SL , Acro S to JB a week ago :D hhhhhhh

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  • 2013-06-04 23:53
  • fmk$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-04 19:39 from gLHr - click to readYes it will

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  • 2013-06-04 23:52
  • s2YY

But again there is no way to count how many factory resets have been done during this time, because factory reset means the os is in the same state as when you bought the phone.

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  • 2013-06-04 23:16
  • nmM%

> In reply to DismissJB @ 2013-06-04 16:26 from 6$se - click to read"JB, I was so excited, but now it's a bit disappointed. It's unable to create a folder. I think GB still rules JB"
Its right there on left button... or do you mean a **shortcut** to a folder?? you will need a filemanager or app for that.. :)

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  • 2013-06-04 22:24
  • 0pmT

I've been opting out of updates to anything past 4.0. I don't feel like trading away a desktop internet experience (that's pocketable) in exchange for the occasional two-finger-dragged multiple-line notification upgrade. Project Butter, only affects the built-in animations..which I usually leave off as well, so that's a nullified benefit (and small at best on any decent hardware). A singlecore GB (2.3) android can play licensed/protected 720HD video via Flash, any online media requiring (almost any level of) protection will not be able to be shown via HTML5. AKA, there is a ton of online media that WILL NOT MAKE IT TO HTML5! As in never. I want to hear that Android will re-invest in Flash, or at least try to steer more towards compatibility rather than purposely trying to block a plug-in that obviously still works on 4.2.

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  • 2013-06-04 19:47
  • YbjT

when will sony xperia ion will get Jelly Bean Update ...?????????????

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  • 2013-06-04 19:39
  • gLHr

> In reply to L7ucky @ 2013-06-04 16:43 from 9LeM - click to readNexus 10 interface is same as phone interface.

Google decide to merge both same.

No more tablet interface since release of JB 4.2

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  • 2013-06-04 18:17
  • ib9B

> In reply to L7ucky @ 2013-06-04 16:12 from 9LeM - click to readI think you are dreaming or leaving in jungle.

Android 4.2 already behave like phone, notification at top, need drag down.

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  • 2013-06-04 18:14
  • ib9B

Yeah I think so. Many people still stay in Gingerbread. I use Galaxy Ace 2 running in Jelly Bean. For the display and features, well, Jelly Bean is good. But,in my opinion upgrade to Jelly Bean from ICS or Gingerbread is not as better as buy Android with preloaded Jelly Bean.

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  • 2013-06-04 18:11
  • 6$01

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