More than half of Android devices are now running Jelly Bean 4.1 or higher

By Justin Kahn
Nov 4, 2013
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  1. It likely wasn't the adoption rate Google was hoping for, but it appears as though Jelly Bean seems to have finally been taken on by the majority of Android users. While it has been almost a year and a half,...

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  2. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 490   +75

    If you include ICS, which isn't really too different, it's closer to what Google wants.
  3. I'm just shocked at the amount of GB users compared to ICS users.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    They're going by what tablet owners have on their tablet when they use Play Store. But Play Store is not 100% accurate. They don't take into consideration, 1 Mobile Market, Amazon App Store. They are the other. There are still plenty of Gingerbread Tablets out there. I support a lot them still, along with Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Get this there are still tablet owners on Donut still.

    Froyo and Honeycomb (tablet only) these two OS didn't really make heads spin. Eclair was very popular.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    This is probably because Google is fast asleep when it comes to rolling out new updates for older devices. I think they'd rather have us throw away perfectly good devices in favour of us buying the latest. Now if they had their HQ close to a landfill site...
    9Nails likes this.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    They don't do that as much as you think. All they're doing is adding features from Donut era to present Jelly Bean era. Just building on the same code and improving along the way. For them to fix anything never really get done to the point. All these companies do the same thing when it comes to the OS. Android is very quick OS since it base on ROM/RAM/NAND to make it move so fast without any mechanical hardware to slow it down.
  7. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +25

    I always thought that it was the phone maker's responsibility to roll out the updates specifically to each of their phones. Hence no older models do not get updates unless they root their phones and load custom roms.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    Yeah you're right.


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