Jelly Bean adoption nears 50 percent as KitKat waits in the wings

Shawn Knight

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Adoption of Android Jelly Bean continues to climb as we await the arrival of its predecessor, KitKat. The latest stats from Google’s developer dashboard reveal the mobile operating system is now installed on more than 45 percent of all Android...

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I've always viewed Google as the 'Microsoft' of mobile devices, kind of like how Microsoft created the Windows OS that ran on any compatible PC. This is why I don't understand why fragmentation is such a problem. Windows is able to run on various configurations of hardware and other software. Android as an OS should be able to do the same, at some point anyway. I know manufacturers like to add their own layer on top of pure Android, but it still shouldn't be this difficult to keep everyone updated.
 

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I refuse to call it KitKat. Key Lime Pie fits much better with the other names, so that's what I'll call it (4.4).
 
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I've always viewed Google as the 'Microsoft' of mobile devices, kind of like how Microsoft created the Windows OS that ran on any compatible PC. This is why I don't understand why fragmentation is such a problem. Windows is able to run on various configurations of hardware and other software. Android as an OS should be able to do the same, at some point anyway. I know manufacturers like to add their own layer on top of pure Android, but it still shouldn't be this difficult to keep everyone updated.
Android is not Windows, its more of a MSDOS(with windows 3.1 as ui =))
Windows have certified drivers that are free to download
on Android drivers mostly available to OEMs and are not published freely(open source), thats why you get all sort of problems(wifi, gps, etc) if you dont run stock rom