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The news has come in today that just a smidgen under 30% of all active Android users are running Jelly Bean. This number covers both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was released in July 2012, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which was released in November 2012. The official number comes in at 28.4%, with ICS users eating up 27.5% of the Android user base. Couple these together and we have 55.9% of users on using devices that fall under Google’s Holo theming standards.
While these numbers sound great, we still have the largest amount of Android users running Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, which first showed its face all the way back in 2010. Gingerbread accounts for a total of 38.5% of …
It seems we’ve been writing and reading articles about Android’s increasing market share forever, and it has been literally years now. Logically this run has to end, and with Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry OS 10, surely it has to be soon right? Well, perhaps, but Android is still firmly in charge.
The latest numbers are out from analyst company Canalys for Q4, 2012 and I don’t think many people will be surprised. Android has long been dominating the smartphone market, with increasing market share for three quarters each year, whilst Apple’s iPhone has traditionally gained back a few percent in the 4th quarter of each year following the release of the latest iPhone. This trend has continued, with Android’s …
The Galaxy Nexus with Vodafone has surely taken its time to make the OS version jump from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean. If you’ve got a Galaxy Nexus from Vodafone then now is the time to get a little happier – you’ve got an OS upgrade awaiting you.
You know the drill – head over to the Settings -> About -> Software Update -> Check Now and see if it has rolled out to your phone yet. There’s no mention of a trickle system, so we can expect all eligible phones to have the update ready.
The update brings smoothness in the form of Project Butter and an unparalleled form of pushing relevant information with Google Now.
Source: Vodafone …
IDC Smartphone Sales Statistics for 2012: Samsung continues its meteoric rise in market share, Sony making a come-back
The 2012 year is truly behind us, and for many people including myself it’s time to get a little excited about 2012 smartphone sales statistics.
You’ll recall that back in 2012, all indicators were unsurprisingly showing Android to be the dominant force in smartphones – with Android vendors collectively besting the next biggest platform over five times over. Of course, the overall crown for mobile sales looked all but sealed by Samsung.
Come 2013, and some results have started coming out on global market share – with only a few small surprises. The statistics issued by the IDC confirm Samsung’s position as the number one smartphone vendor for both Q4 2012 as well as calendar year 2012. Samsung’s sales have …
Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, has made some bold statements about Android and iOS.
Ballmer, being under Microsoft since forever, has promoted Microsoft while conveniently talking down its competitors. He refers to Android as being “wild” and “uncontrolled”. On the other hand, he states that Apple’s iOS is “highly priced” and “highly controlled”.
These statements were made during an interview with Reid Hoffman about Microsoft and its mobile operating system. Ballmer is confident Microsoft can be successful on the smartphone scene, pointing out the flaws of its competitors. But that is just his opinion.
My opinion is that Steve Ballmer is “highly priced” and “highly controlled”. Or is that just me?
Update: ciwrl, the member of the CM team that posted the PSA earlier has stated that the situation has been resolved. Cyanogenmod.org will remain the primary domain, which I agree, is more appropriate. Here is the updated post.
CyanogenMod, the popular custom rom, fell victim to some internal betrayal over the past week.
Steve a.k.a Cyanogen, the founder of CyanogenMod was impersonated by the original donator of the CM domain. He made referral deals with community sites under Steve’s name, having control of all of CM’s properties.
When confronted and asked to hand over control of the domain amicably, he decided he wanted 10K USD for it, which we won’t (and can’t) pay.
The original domain cyanogenmod.com is down, but …
As if it wasn’t already quite clear that Android is selling rather well, we have a new statistic to show us just how quickly Android is spreading. Mary Meeker, a partner in the firm KPCB, gave a little preview to her usual annual Internet Trends report at an event last night in San Francisco, and thankfully Techcrunch were there to grab some shots and let us know what she said. Although we’ll have to wait for the full report to get the details, there’s some interesting tidbits in there to be shared right now.
The highlight of the of the presentation was the finding that Android adoption is now increasing 6 times faster than iPhone adoption, up from …
As with every month, Google/Android release the numbers on Android operating system distribution for all Android devices. While the numbers aren’t that surprising, it’s good to see that the newer OS versions are starting to make some headway in the greater scheme of things.
It is, however, a shame that the most popular Android operating system is one that was first launched way back when in 2010. We’re almost at 2013 (if the world doesn’t end first) and Android 2.3.x Gingerbread is still powering 54.2% of Android devices, just down a few percentage points from last month.
Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, on the other hand, has got its hands on just over a quarter of all Android phones and …
So, we all love Android and we know it. The question is – how much does the rest of the world love Android?
A few months back we heard that the numbers had jumped from around 57.5% (from last year) to about 62% of the world’s market share. Now, however, the mighty little green man has managed to climb up another 13 percentage points and take control of three quarters of all smartphones around the globe – pretty great numbers. Dive into these wonderful numbers:
The numbers show some really incredible figures – in fact, astounding numbers. To think that Android is so very dominant right now is amazing and a great tribute for the guys and gals over at …
More numbers keep flying in for this years OEMs with profit reports, market share reports and other little goodies here and there. While Samusng appears to be killing the rest of the OEMs in terms of smartphone shipments and profits, this may not be the case for tablets.
Strategy Analytics has crunched some numbers and come up with the following.
While it is quite clear that Apple are leading the way, Peter King, Director at Strategy Analytics was decidedly disappointed in Apple’s shipments. While they jumped from 11.1 million to 14 million year over year, this wasn’t a great enough increase. This is compared to Android’s jump from 5 million to 10.2 million shipments, indicating that Apple’s improvement was minor …
Google has updated their Android distribution charts for the month of October, which gathers information on Android users over the last two weeks.
In the last month it appears that there has not been too much headway towards the newer Jelly Bean OS. In fact, there are still more devices running on the incredibly unpopular Honeycomb OS (1.9%) than Jelly Bean (1.8%).
Ice Cream Sandwich has grown from 20.9% to 23.7% in the last month, marking an increase of 2.8%. In the next month we can expect the Galaxy S III, One X, One XL and other major phones to begin receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which would mark a deciding increase in the adoption of …
Well, the numbers are in again and it’s looking positive for the newer (kind of) versions of Android. It’s been around 9 months since Ice Cream Sandwich first launched and now 20% of all Android devices are finally running on it. To me, that is quite a good number.
Over the last month there has been a jump from around 16% of Androids on ICS to 20.9%, so many of our Gingerbread devices are finally getting some much needed creamy goodness.
Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has not been seeing much adoption thus far. After it was found to be powering 0.8% of devices last month, it has only made a 0.4% jump to 1.2%. This was to be …