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Android in June 2013: Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread

09 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Android in June 2013: Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread - read the full textIt's Android OS version stats time again and it's an end of an era the era of Gingerbread dominance. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 and 4.2) finally did what ICS (4.0.x) never managed get more market share than Gingerbread. Gingerbread in its current form (API level 10) debuted in February 2011,...


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can someone tell me that when the jellybean update for galaxy s2 will come ?????????????

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  • 2013-07-17 08:14
  • KIFQ

> In reply to Ace @ 2013-07-09 21:19 from f0{1 - click to readFully agree with ACE..GB is the best. JB still has issues with many applications not yet sorted out.

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  • 2013-07-10 07:39
  • S1xs

> In reply to Ace @ 2013-07-09 21:19 from f0{1 - click to readFully agree with those who say GB is the best. No application issues at all with it.

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  • 2013-07-10 07:33
  • S1xs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 20:52 from 3qAe - click to readThere's a precedent with Eclair being both 2.0 and 2.1 - JB should be there since there aren't breaking new stuff.

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  • 2013-07-10 06:19
  • 8Kn9

I will use GB forever for my Xperia Arc S.. custom GB with custom kernel works very fast, while the UI is Holo look. What for using JB/ICS?
my phone is really beautiful and fast with GB.

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  • 2013-07-10 04:19
  • Kiu%

I think Gb will always be on top because it's more practical and more liveable than ics and jb. with Gb, you won't ged rid of any app you throw into whereas ics and jb have some apps issues. anyway, i'm sure that Gb still remain on top

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  • 2013-07-09 21:19
  • f0{1

> In reply to Jo @ 2013-07-09 19:29 from u7FI - click to readThe differences between 4.1,4.2 and 4.3 are so small you can even install them on non rooted phone like 4.3 camera/gallery app.
Because of this little differences its not enough for Google to call 4.2 or 4.3 a KeyLimePie or whatever they want to call it.

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  • 2013-07-09 20:52
  • 3qAe

In order to overtake 2.3 Gingerbread, three flavours (4.1,4.2,4.3) of Jelly Bean is required.

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  • 2013-07-09 19:29
  • u7FI

Samsung once had a poll about why people would consider buying a new Android

nearly 40% of people answered because of the latest Android Version ... which led Samsung into believing they should really delay the update so that users can buy the latest phones!

and That's why the latest flagships get the latest updates in weeks while the older flagships needs over a year to get the update.... no integrity or decency at all!

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  • 2013-07-09 18:51
  • QL{g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 12:48 from gKCd - click to readThey make it horrible on purpose in order for you to upgrade to a new phone!

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  • 2013-07-09 18:48
  • QL{g

Stupid OEM's are 1-2 years behind in each update ... and JB is taking over because of the new devices not because of the update ... ugh! how frustrating!

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  • 2013-07-09 18:44
  • QL{g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 12:48 from gKCd - click to readmaybe investigate a custom ROM. On my Sammy Galaxy Wonder I am getting between 1 and 2 days between charges without any issue (am running 4.1.2: CM10 EOL with Xperia UI, madridii kernel and V8 audio mod)

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  • 2013-07-09 14:42
  • dNA1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-09 12:48 from gKCd - click to readI did factory reset and JB on i9100 use battery as ICS. Backup everything and do that

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  • 2013-07-09 14:35
  • m1Yx

Nope. This is because people settle with budget phones but now they are aiming for the flagships and high end phones. We all know that those were the ones that did get the jb update. For example, here in our country people used galaxy ace and those mid-ranged but while walking in malls or streets, the phones i see is always an s3 or s4 and of courseiphones.

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  • 2013-07-09 14:08
  • t7Xr

when will samsung galaxy y get jellybean update tell me sammy fanboys

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  • 2013-07-09 13:55
  • YQBC

I think the logic is that users that were buying phones in 2011 are renewing contracts with new phones...

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  • 2013-07-09 13:26
  • MD@t

I have Samsung galaxy s2, when I updated it to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 from ICS 4.0.4. It couldn't stop from draining battery for days. So, I downgraded it to 4.0.4 again an now its normal again. I think Jelly Bean needs to be reconsidered on battery issues especially for Samsung G S2.

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  • 2013-07-09 12:48
  • gKCd

never thought I'd see the day :D

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  • 2013-07-09 12:37
  • dW2v

obvious; just like human in today's world there are less apes and more is with android..older versions get lesser in number with time...

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  • 2013-07-09 11:58
  • YQ@p

but i like ics because its all blue...

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  • 2013-07-09 11:20
  • mjPY

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