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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
We already know Android is now the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
However it has just been announced that Android is now the world’s most popular ads platform too!
Global advertising firm Adfonic today released the official figures for Q2 2012 to show an 8% swing to Android, with an unfortunate 11% loss to Apple.
Adfonic’s report covers some 80 billion ad requests from 200 million mobile devices and includes firms such as Samsung, Warner Bros, eBay, McDonalds, Groupon and Google.
The largest swing by far was in the US where a huge 17% increase was recorded by Android smartphones. We note Android smashes the scoreboard with a massive 63% coverage compared to Apple’s 30%. On average in most …
With recent results that 56.9% of all smartphones sold in Australia are Android, comes even more whopping news: more than half of all smartphones sold worldwide are Android!
Nielsen’s latest smartphone results for Q2 2012 have just been posted, and show Android sitting at 51% of world sales.
This is an increase of 4.7% over two trading quarters, and shows the impact the Android movement is making on the world of smartphones.
Apple managed an impressive 34%, considering they have just one phone every couple of years to fight with. Blackberry is still hanging in there with a showing of 9%.
The remainder is broken up amongst what remains of Symbian, and the few Windows mobile users out there….
Interesting move from Californian firm Adobe this week with their announcement that they will not be continuing the support of Flash on Android from Jelly Bean 4.1 onwards. This interesting move reflects that of Apple, who also refused support of the aging standard (for which Jobs had a personal vendetta) in iOS. Not all hope is lost for rich Internet media, however, with Adobe promising increased support for their HTML5 platform, Adobe Air.
There has been a lot of chatter online about the security implications about the discontinuation of Flash. Tim Armstrong, a researcher for Kaspersky Labs has come out saying “There hasn’t been a piece of malware using the Flash Player technology as a vector.” That however, does not …
Android developers has just updated its page to show that 10.9% of all Android devices are running on Ice Cream Sandwich. This is quite a good number as it has increased from a meager 7.1% a month back to now be reaching 1 in every 10 Android devices.
However, it’s not all good news. You see, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich did in fact come out 8.5 months ago. Yes, it’s by far the best Android OS to date (besides for Jelly Bean) but it is just not being adopted nearly quick enough. After announcing Jelly Bean, with an imminent launch – it appears as though more and more Android users will be left behind.
Honeycomb is taking up …
Over the last month the number of Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with access to Google Play) has almost doubled, climbing from 2.9% to 4.9%. While this is still quite a small number in the scheme of things, it is a great leap forward for the best Android to date.
4.4% of devices are running on Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4, while 0.5% are running on 4.0.1 – 4.0.2 (hurry up with updating the Galaxy Nexus Australian telcos!). The Galaxy S IIs in Europe, Korea, Australia and soon Canada have been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, which has surely given the OS a great boost. To add to this is the launch of the HTC One X. …
The Android Developers page has shown some interesting stats on the percentages of devices running each Android operating system.
The newest and greatest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x), is now running 2.9% of all devices. This comes in as Gingerbread (2.3.x) is powering the vast majority of all Android devices at 63.7%. Seeing as though Android 4.0 ICS arrived 5 months ago it is quite sad to see that it is running on only 3 in every 100 Androids around. Hopefully this will change as more and more devices will be upgraded to ICS. We’ve had word that the 2011 Xperia line will be seeing the update from mid-April, while the Samsung Galaxy S II has …