i want to update kk version..but stillnot upgradeable ....wht do .......give me some suggestion .....
This is really bad actually. Android 5, KK, and JB are the fastest at adoption. my other phone is a JB , i have been using it forever. still doesnt seem to age that well...
Android F doesn't stand for Froyo, but for Fragmentation
"0.7% are on Marshmallow" I really laughed after reading this, LOL
After Gingerbread ,kitkat is better and stronger than Lollipop.I dont know about Mashmallow.
For functionality, anything past 4.0 is fine. For security, it may be a different story. I'm enjoying Marshmallow.
Easy way round all of it, if you are technically minded.
Unlock your boot loader if needed, then root the phone.
I had an old HTC wildfire s running a kitkat rom. (they weren't upgraded officially past gingerbread)
Chen, 06 Jan 2016Yes, Honest Realist, we know all your iDevices have the latest iOS. ...Sheep.Happy sheep :) hehe
if google can admit already that they posses magical powers and just magically upgrade all of their phone....
AnonD-362866, 06 Jan 2016Lol always funny reading these statsYes, Honest Realist, we know all your iDevices have the latest iOS.
Ouch, this OS is really fragmentated.
sr777, 06 Jan 2016You have a good point there. But there are certain differences. For example We still get secu... moreQuite correct,
And Google are more than aware of the complications this can entail, and the resulting fragmentation. they have tried to combat this somewhat by the implementing the following measures:
1. Breaking Google centric applications out of the core OS so that they can be updated though Play Services via the Play store (Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, etc) thus to a degree negating the importance of OS updates.
2. Attempting to secure an agreement from major Android OEM's to guarantee software support for a set time frame.
The issue is that whilst the first point means that customers can (again to a degree) enjoy new features without the hassle of OS update's, Certain important Security elements within the core Android OS itself cannot be updated via Play Services.
To get These Security updates (arguably just as, if not more important than new features), Google and by extension Android customers are still reliant on points 2 and 3 from your post.
Hence why fragmentation will continue to be an issue for Android. For an example, how many of those devices on this chart still running kitkat or earlier are included in the OEM software support pledge? or are ever likely to be updated / receive new security patches?
AnonD-463876, 06 Jan 2016It makes more sense to compare it to Windows since both run on a myriad of hardware configurat... moreYou have a good point there. But there are certain differences. For example We still get security and system updates for W7, W8.1 even though W10 is the latest OS.
Even though I am not a big fan of Android any version that came after Gingerbread can be considered very good in terms of features and usability. I still use a tablet with JB which is very good.
Unlike a desktop OS a mobile OS has to go through many more stages to reach the end user.
1. Android releases the OS
2. Manufacturer makes the changes and tests.
3. Mobile service provider has to test whether it works well with there services and protocols (and bloatware)
4. If 3 approves and releases download and install. Sometimes a wifi connection is a must. At those time some users from developing countries miss the update.
2 and 3 take place depending on the company policy and market share. For example certain midrange phones have a bigger market share than their flagships. But due to company policy they wont release an OS update. While some manufactures release OS updates for midrange devices like Moto G, Moto E but the mobile service provider doesn't approve or release them. This is true to even carrier version of Nexus devices. Google has to go through the carriers.
Anonym, 06 Jan 2016Linux/Unix(BSD) is doing just fine for PS4, so...True, I didn't find linux horrible, and the UI is cleaner than that of Windows (in my opinion), it's just that Blizzard doesn't support Linux natively. The PC itself was a beast... I just lose interest very quick, esp if it doesn't meet my needs, as simple as my needs are lol.
Truth, 06 Jan 2016What are you all complaining about fragmentation? It's a similar fragmentation as the biggest ... moreExcept most of those Windows are still getting security updates to the core OS, which you can install at any time, all while in Android those updates are rarely made available (because you rely on the manufacturer to release a new "patched" ROM).
Sure, anything that is an APK can be updated from the Play Store, but newsflash: many parts of the core OS aren't APK.
Just to end the comment, the people who are in those Windows versions are doing it by choice (they could install another version at any time). Is that really the reason why Android users stay at Kitkat, that's their choice? -- I certainly think not!
AnonD-362866, 06 Jan 2016I built a linux gaming Machine last year, used it for like a month, now it's gathering dust.Linux/Unix(BSD) is doing just fine for PS4, so...
AnonD-463876, 06 Jan 2016What are you a Linux user lol She wishes, lol. It's just your common iSheep, crying out for attention here. Pay it none.
AnonD-463876, 06 Jan 2016What are you a Linux user lol I built a linux gaming Machine last year, used it for like a month, now it's gathering dust.
Need to focus on less frequent but more meaningful OS updates, and greater collaboration with OEMs to guarantee the latest version for consumers.