I think the succession of Android OS is way faster than it can mature. High-end models (latest OS) are overhyped but the mid/lowrange (and often w/dated OS) models actually sell more. And people/subscribers don't usually replace their phones when support for updates gets discontinued. Not as often as every 6 or 12 or even two years. Definitely not as often as people (and trolls) in blogs and forums talk or lie about.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2013Android millions phone and millions tab with different hardware.That's why i still prefer Ipho... moreI would agree to ur comment only if apple actually gave out a new phone and not just the OS whenever they came out with one :-)
Wow! Gingerbread is still on top. I guess these are all the affordable smartphones (usually unbranded) in the Third World that sell from $60 ~ $100. This is what I love about open-source OSes like Android. It's very flexible that someone can develop something for every need - whether it's high-end phones like the Vertu Ti or cheap unbranded Asian phones. Let's keep the Movement going so that Android and Linux will propagate into more phones, tablets, PCs, laptops, TV, settops, netbooks, etc. It should become affordable to more people - and give even the poor affordable access to online knowledge.
Using S3... still no jelly bean in Bangladesh. Dont know when to expect
This is because Sony and others have their own modifications of Android and need first to test them before lauch their modes
Why it is so difficult for Sony, HTC, Samsung,LG to update their phones with latest Jelly Bean 4.2.2 since Google can do it easily on their Nexus devices?
molotofc, 03 Apr 2013You buy a phone and expect it as is, the companies providing updates are doing it as a favour.... moreSo all PCs are alike then... or no-one supports PCs because their are so far alike between themselves.
Do get a better justification because that one clearly wont cut it.
TruckStop, 03 Apr 2013You're right. Once the handset is sold the companies generally can't be bothered to support th... moreWhat!!!
did you you connected your phone to computer and open PC Companion?!
Sony released 4.0.4 for all 2011 devices
if you want JB go to XDA
funky mobile, 03 Apr 2013if real world usage is taken into consideration, the rate of adoption in cm10.1 is highThat is the real world! Do realize Cyanogenmod is marginal in the whole universe of Android users.
TruckStop, 03 Apr 2013You're right. Once the handset is sold the companies generally can't be bothered to support th... moreAlthough I do share your frustration, Xperia Ray has an official ICS update from Sony itself.
You can also get JB (4.1) from team FreeXperia.
This is sad story behind glory of android. Around 40% devices are using 2 yr old software and people say windows phone doesnt get updates...big lol.....
lol never knew there are still using the ancient 4.1!! im so sick of 4.2 since last year and i want 5.0 now :/
You buy a phone and expect it as is, the companies providing updates are doing it as a favour. No suprises then that we have different OS versions as we all have different phones.
This is not Apple with one phone.
WraNgLeR, 03 Apr 2013Adoption is slOW bEcauSe stupID compAnIes don'T giVE upDatEs!!!.... :@You're right. Once the handset is sold the companies generally can't be bothered to support them after a few months. I bought a SIM free Xperia ray(2011) and had one minor update. I would have loved to experience JB or even ICS but Sony Ericsson let me down.
Nexus4.wow, 03 Apr 2013So, If there were 700 million android now. times 2% = 14 million Google has sold 14 million ... more4 millions counting devices like Nexus 4, Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and all device supported in latest custom roms CM , MIUI, Parandroid and etc.