Jelly Bean installs surpass Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
May 2, 2013
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  1. Google has revealed that for the first time, the number of active Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean installations have surpassed those of Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s good news for Google as the platform has faced fragmentation issues for quite...

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Almost 40% on Gingerbread? Google should be ashamed of this. The difference between ICS and JB is pretty negligible in the grand scheme of things. Literally evey Windows Phone is either 7.8 or 8.0. Every iPhone is on 6.0+. This, in turn, is pathetic. And the fact that they seem proud of these numbers paints a grim picture on how insignificant of an issue Google thinks this is.

    They seriously need to step up. They have to threaten OEMs by saying they won't allow Google Play access if the store detects a particular phone model on an older system version. This will force OEMs to update their respective Android flavors. HTC comes to mind, quite possibly having the worst update track record out of the most popular OEMs.
  3. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    4.2 successfully wrecked my Transformer Infinity. Ever since that update, it has been responding with severe lag. Also: the motion control to navigate pages is completely stupid or it's not calibrated for the Infinity because I can't navigate pdfs very well at all anymore. I wish I had the time to rollback to 4.1.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I don't care which version I use as long as it works properly. Hell I don't even know what version my S3 is on now. It makes no difference to me.
  5. I still have Gingerbread in my HTC Incredible. I don't see any reason to upgrade if it works great and smooth. All I use phone are making call, text, email and calendar. That's it.
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    Don't blame Google or OEM's, blame Open Source software. This is exactly how Linux on the desktop is handled. Fragmented out the wazoo. Now if only the guys developing the Linux distros could come together and focus on one or two instead of 25, and support them for longer than 6-9 months, it could actually gain double digit marketshare. But that won't happen, because that goes against the whole Open thang.
  7. khha4113

    khha4113 TS Rookie

    Most of them are in third world like China, India, and on cheap Android phones.which don't have plan for upgrading. My old LG Thrill 4G even updated to ICS 4.0 last March (from Froyo, then Gingerbread).
  8. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    Some of us want to wait before updating so that others can deal with bugs and problems. In any case I would want to know if there are any advantage with the new OS before updating. I am also tempted to root my phone when the contract period is over which will be in a few months.

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