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Android Version Market Share August 2013

Jelly Bean tops 40% market share on Android devices

August 2nd, 2013

Jelly Bean has now firmly established itself as the dominant version of Android. The newest numbers posted on the Android Developers website show that Jelly Bean, which encompasses Android 4.1 and Android 4.2, is now found on 40.5% of all Android devices, up from the 38% of devices that featured Jelly Bean last month. Jelly …

Android Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean adoption rate hits double digits as Gingerbread finally falls below 50%

January 4th, 2013

It’s taken a while, but it looks as though Android 2.3 Gingerbread’s days as the dominant version of Android are numbered. The latest numbers from Google’s (GOOG) Android Developers page show that Gingerbread’s share of all Android devices has finally dropped below the 50% threshold as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly …

AT&T Galaxy S III

Jelly Bean now available for AT&T Galaxy S III owners

December 4th, 2012

Long-suffering AT&T (T) subscribers who have been waiting for months on end to get their Samsung (005930) Galaxy S IIIs upgraded can now rejoice. Engadget reports that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now available for download to AT&T Galaxy S III owners through Kies, Samsung’s content sync and software update service. Users might want to make …

Android 4.2.1 Update

Google fixes December glitch and other bugs with Android 4.2.1 update

November 27th, 2012

The latest version of Google’s (GOOG) operating system brought a variety of goodies to Android users, however it also included a number of bugs and glitches. One such problem was in the People app, which removed December and only displayed 11 months in a year. Google is now reportedly pushing Android 4.2.1 to Nexus-branded devices. …

HTC Jelly Bean Update Roadmap

HTC’s pre-2012 smartphones may never get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

November 12th, 2012

Waiting for the latest Android update is usually a hit or a miss if you don’t have the latest high-end smartphone. HTC (2498) says it’s prioritizing One X and One S devices to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Once the update gets pushed out for those devices, the company will work on getting Jelly Bean running on …

Motorola’s Droid RAZR M starts getting Jelly Bean upgrade

November 9th, 2012

Motorola’s Droid RAZR M, one of the best new smartphones you can buy for under $100, is getting its promised upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Verizon (VZ) on Friday announced that it has started rolling out Jelly Bean to the RAZR M through an over-the-air update. The carrier said that it was pushing Jelly Bean …

Android Security Android 4.2

Android 4.2 is the safest version of Android yet

November 5th, 2012

It has been five years since Android exploded onto the scene and since then the world’s most popular mobile operating system has seen a variety of enhancements. The first iteration of Android was lackluster to say the least, although each software update has delivered much-needed improvements. Google (GOOG) completely revamped its mobile platform with the …

Android Version Distribution Gingerbread

Gingerbread still dominates Android, but Ice Cream Sandwich is on the march

November 2nd, 2012

Google (GOOG) released Android 2.3 Gingerbread in December 2010 and since then it has launched three major updates for the Android platform. And yet, the two-year old operating system continues to dominate Android devices as Google’s latest distribution numbers show that the software is still found on more than 54% of all Android devices. The numbers also show …