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 …
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 …
Finally, the long, extended, continuing wait is over! If you’ve purchased a Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone and have been anxiously awaiting the update to Ice Cream Sandwich – then, well, it’s here!
You know the drill:
Head over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now.
The update is available OTA (Over The Air) or via Samsung’s Kies Software.
In other news, the Xperia S is still waiting for Sony to roll out the update – shouldn’t be too long now!
As always, let us know if you get the update and how it goes below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Have you got any of these phones from Vodafone? Well, today sure is your lucky day. Vodafone have finally got some really great, solid news about these Android devices. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is just around the corner!
Vodafone has approved the updates for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Xperia S, leaving it up to Samsung and Sony respectively to hit the button and push the update out. There’s not too long to go.
Head on over to the Settings -> About -> Software Update -> Check Now and see if the update is ready. It shouldn’t take over a week, so start getting excited. Of course, there are sometimes hiccups so we made have a longer wait …
Have you got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone? Well, don’t get too excited just yet. The update isn’t here.
However, Vodafone have updated their update blog to let everyone know that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon be receiving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Vodafone has stated that the update is:
Approved by Vodafone, awaiting roll out by Samsung; keep an eye on our blog for further information.
So, for all of you who have been waiting – the time has almost come! We’ll keep you updated if we hear any more.
As always, be sure to let us know if you get the update and how it goes!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Have you got a Motorola Xoom 2 from Australia? Well, today is your lucky day! Motorola AU have tweeted this morning letting everyone know that all Australian versions of the Motorola Xoom 2 are now being updated to the creamy goodness of ICS! All WiFi and all 3G variants that is. I know it’s taken a while to actually have the update up and running but when a good thing comes the only response should be a happy one. Better late than never.
We’re extremely happy to announce that the XOOM 2 ICS software is now available for all Australian WiFi and 3G customers.
— Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) September 2, 2012
You know the drill. Head over to the Settings …
Got yourself one of the early editions of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with Vodafone? Well, you’re in luck! In fact, you’ve bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1V tablet from a Vodafone anywhere in the world then you’ll be getting the update!
The upgrade is available only via OTA (wireless) and is being carried out by Google, not Samsung, which is quite interesting.
You know the drill, head on over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now and see if the update has hit your tab yet.
Be sure to let us know if you got the update and how it goes in the comments below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Got yourself one of the first 3D-toting Android devices on the market? Is it called the HTC EVO 3D?
Well, today you are most certainly in luck – that is, if you’re on the Optus network and purchased your phone from them. The update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is out and ready for you to sink your teeth into!
The update takes your phone from Android 2.3.4 straight to Android 4.0.3, so it’s quite a big update. You’ll also be able to jump from Sense 3.0 to Sense 3.6, which brings a whole host of new (and might I add better) Sense features.
You know the drill. To get your hands on some ICS then head over to …
Got a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc? Bought it from Vodafone? Well, you are about to receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This update includes a whole variety of improvements to the phone an brings it up to scratch with 2012 software.
The update is only available via PC Companion, so you’ll need to plug you Arc into your PC or Mac to get the update.
As always, be sure to let us know if you get the update and how it goes in the comments below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
We’ve received word yesterday from a few readers that their Galaxy Notes on the Telstra network are receiving notifications for the ICS update. After a bit of waiting and a bit of confirmation (users of Telstra Crowd Support also have the update), it seems as though the update is in fact live!
If you go to Telstra’s software update page you’ll see that the update has been approved by Telstra and is pending a roll-out by the vendor (Samsung). The latest estimate is to begin between August 20-21st and that seems to be just spot on!
If you haven’t received the update yet then head over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now and just …
Got an HTC Incredible S from the Optus network? Yeah? Get happy.
The Incredible S from Optus is now lucky enough to be receiving the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The very yellow carrier has taken to Facebook to announce the update and what to expect.
The update is expected to roll-out over the coming weeks and be 300MB in size. As it’s quite a hefty update, we’d (and Optus) suggest to update your phone over WiFi and not a 3G connection.
If you just can’t wait and want to see if your phone is ready hit: Settings -About -Software Updates -Check now!