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Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean Gaining Market Share

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Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2 now runs on 10 percent of Android-powered devices.


Google's latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, has increased its market share from 2.7 percent to 10 percent.

Jelly Bean, which constitutes Android 4.1 and 4.2, is now installed on 10 percent of devices powered by Google's platform during the weeks ending January 3.

Comparatively, the first two weeks of December saw Jelly Bean, which was released back in July, installed on 6.7 percent of all devices. Preceding that was Jelly Bean accounting for a 2.7 percent share of the market during October.

Popular devices including the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X and Google's Nexus brand -- Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, as well as the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones -- have all either launched with Jelly Bean or have been upgraded to the latest version of the OS.

Released during 2010, Gingerbread saw its share decrease below 50 percent to 47.6. That figure stood at 54.2 percent during October, while a quarter of all Android-powered devices were powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the same month, which has since increased to 29.1 percent.


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    wolley74 , January 4, 2013 10:40 PM
    new android version adoption would be faster if some Mfrs and carries would stop needing their bloat installed on it and just let it run stock android
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    halcyon , January 4, 2013 10:15 PM
    We're getting there, thanks for the good news Zak.
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    Anonymous , January 4, 2013 10:20 PM
    I guess this makes Gingerbread the "Windows XP" of the Android world?
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  • 11 Hide
    wolley74 , January 4, 2013 10:40 PM
    new android version adoption would be faster if some Mfrs and carries would stop needing their bloat installed on it and just let it run stock android
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    infernocy , January 4, 2013 10:44 PM
    wolley74new android version adoption would be faster if some Mfrs and carries would stop needing their bloat installed on it and just let it run stock android


    they should make rooting the phone easier ...
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    halcyon , January 4, 2013 10:59 PM
    I decided to root my Note 2 today. Worked fine...removed all of Verizon's bloat too. JellyBean truly is delicious.
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    potatobabe , January 5, 2013 9:31 AM
    Zak reporting (positive) android news :D , I hope this continues.
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    acerace , January 5, 2013 10:22 AM
    potatobabeZak reporting (positive) android news , I hope this continues.


    It's his job, idiot.
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    Cy-Kill , January 5, 2013 7:42 PM
    I'm still waiting to get the OTA of Jelly Bean 4.2 for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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    Niva , January 5, 2013 8:42 PM
    Cy-KillI'm still waiting to get the OTA of Jelly Bean 4.2 for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.


    I've been on 4.2.1 for weeks now, not sure what your holdup is, may want to look into manually upgrading.

    halcyonI decided to root my Note 2 today. Worked fine...removed all of Verizon's bloat too. JellyBean truly is delicious.


    Does everything work fine including the stylus with the stock android? That's one thing that I'd be weary of in terms of rooting and flashing the OS on a Note 2.
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    halcyon , January 5, 2013 8:55 PM
    ^ Yeahp, everything works great.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , January 5, 2013 10:18 PM
    halcyon^ Yeahp, everything works great.


    Ah, I see you're still on the green robot side :D  Good, good... remember ? :D 
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    amk-aka-Phantom , January 5, 2013 10:19 PM
    amk-aka-PhantomAh, I see you're still on the green robot side Good, good... remember ?


    Silly Tom's Guide... still can't edit comments after two years, still lose links. Here: http://i41.tinypic.com/so8und.png
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    halcyon , January 6, 2013 12:07 AM
    amk-aka-PhantomAh, I see you're still on the green robot side Good, good... remember ?

    You know it! Once you go 'Droid you never go... go...void (get it...iPhone = Void) Ha. Apple would have to make iOS into iOS Pro (much more customizable than the sad state of their current) and make a handset better than the S3 and Note2 before I'd look in their direction again. There's more chance of me winning the lottery. :-)
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