Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread as most used Android version

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Jul 9, 2013
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  1. It’s been a long time coming but Android Jelly Bean has finally overtaken the venerable Gingerbread with regards to install base. It is good news for Google as their mobile operating system has been the subject of heavy criticism over...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Considering America's weight problem shouldn't they have called it Lima Bean instead of Jelly Bean? Maybe they'll change them all in the future... Turkey Sandwich instead of Ice Cream Sandwich, and Wheat Bread instead of Gingerbread. 5.0 can be Carrot stick instead of Key Lime Pie!

    Or maybe they'll stick with desserts and by the time we get to 7.0 they can call it 'insulin'.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

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

    Nah. I think they should've named them after different pizza's. If you think Android devices are flying off the shelves now, Imagine the sales if they did.
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I have icecream and I think it really slows down my low-mid range smart phone, if you do not get a great phone dont get the newest operating system!

    When I was looking at phones I wanted to see a list of cell phone operating systems min required spec and recommended specs but none could be found...!

    Some smart person please make that list!
  5. Osmin

    Osmin TS Rookie

    It is more like they changed their information gathering to change their results. It is more accurate to count all devices that check in to Google services than just the ones that checked in to Google Play store during the last 14 days.
    Chazz likes this.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    If your phone is lagging and you have it rooted you should try an app called Seeder. I used it on my HTC Evo 4G (circa 2010 technology) and it made a noticeable improvement. It's a bummer you need a rooted phone, but it did work for me. Although I read that it helps older devices better than newer ones...probably because they need the most help.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,338   +843

    I have the original HTC Desire and I've tried ICS and JB unofficial ROMs and they are not slowing my phone down at all and the phone has only single core 1GHz processor.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Oh hmm mine is 1ghz as well with 512 ram like your phone and the sameish gpu, its the HTC One V, it looks like just a little better then yours. When I use other peoples phones if I like click on settings it pops up right away, mine has a delay, I have to wait for stuff to load all the time it seems.

    I never tried rooting, ill check it out. My gf phone is lightning fast compared to mine and I hear your phone sucks at least once a day lol.

    p.s. maybe its my gps on or avast, im taking both off.. if it helps ill repost here, ill try seeder and google some phone speed up methods I assumed its the new OS
  9. . You must have meant
    . The master key flaw has been there for years and android is virus central. Not to mention the fact that android phones are virtually obsolete the moment they leave the shop due to the utter lack of updates to the OS. Sheesh. Do android buyers dream of being iSheep?

  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    treetops Avast? There's your problem.

    Also realise that your phone is 1GHz single-core old architecture, 512MB RAM, and the top-end phones have 1.8GHz quad-core with 2GB RAM. Of course things will be smoother, a new OS isn't magic.
  11. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,338   +843

    So much BS here, none of this is true at all. Hater.
    highlander84 likes this.

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