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Thursday Poll: What Version of Android is Your Phone Running?

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Lots of folks are starting to update to Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, so we think it’s a good time to find out what version of Android you are all currently running. If you want to know how to check your version of Android, open up your Settings menu. Go to “About Phone” and then check your “Android version.”

According to Google’s latest distribution numbers, Gingerbread is on a whopping 50%+ of Android devices, so let’s see how their numbers stack up against ours.

What version of Android is your phone running?

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  • SoWhy

    AOKP JB M1

  • trent

    CM10 stable….

  • TheReaIAppleSucksFatties3

    I seen you on TechnoBuffalo!

  • Liquidsmooth baby!!!

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    SGSIII running CM10.1 nightlies

  • Droidzilla

    Nexus 4, so I’m on 4.2.1. When they release 4.3, I’ll be on that. No root, no muss, no fuss.

  • storm35x

    Im on the Droid Razr Maxx HD running Android 5.0 Key lime Pie

  • Elthon Cisneros

    Original DROID RAZR MAXX running ICS 4.0.4 soon to be running JELLY BEAN 4.1.2 with OTA update!!! WOOO!!! 🙂

  • 4.1.1 on One X+

  • joejoe5709

    CM10.1 Nightlies VZW GNex. It was rough at first, but it’s getting more stable everyday.

  • bleeew

    I was expecting Gingerbread to win. But it seems like those people were running custom ROMs, and either upgraded a phone(since this site is mostly made up of people who want to get the newest android)Anyways I have a DNA comming from a TBolt..

  • 31 people are still running Eclair? Wow!

  • Stupid HTC and Verizon refuse to tell us if the HTC rezound is getting JB


    “but after two years in such a quickly growing environment, what do you expect”

    Thanks for making my point!!


      Oh, your point was simply that phone hardware is growing at an incredible rate? I thought you were going on about software updates. Very well then. No one can argue that hardware isn’t improving at an astounding rate. Luckily, that’s something we can all benefit from.

      I’m glad we can see eye to eye on this software update thing.

  • Robert Slovak

    Nexus Revolution!!!

  • schoat333

    I need two votes. I have a Gnex on cm10.1 4.2.1 and a RAZR HD on 4.1.1. I also have an old fascinate that I put 4.1 on for fun.

  • capecodcarl

    Oh come on, people are running Jelly Bean 5 to 1 over Ice Cream Sandwich? I find that incredibly hard to believe. Just back in October the distribution chart showed Gingerbread on 55% of the devices. People would be lucky to get an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich on those devices in the past 2 months, much less Jelly Bean.

    • Earl Echols

      You underestimate the Root/Rom community on this site.

  • EPIC, Ainol Tab, Pantech Burst, DroidRazr, RazrMAXX ICS 4.0

    Huawei Ideos Froyo 2.2

    GNexus 4.2.1

  • speraider430

    Could someone who replied other or 2.1 tell me what device they’re using? Or maybe a good story?

  • Hahaha, Android

    iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.2

    • Tim242

      You poor thing.

      • bleeew

        I feel bad. Your brainwashed. GL getting updates on time, thats IF you get an update.

        • Tim242

          I think you meant “you’re.” Even if I never got another update, I’d still have more functionality than an iDevice aka mE2 device. I’m hardly brainwashed. I bought the iPhone 5 (iPhone 6) on launch day. I kept it for 5 days, trying to like it. It was boring and could not do half of what I needed it to.

  • Mark Mann

    i’m running 4.1.1 on my razr hd(fuzion rom), my husband is running 4.1.2 on his razr

  • Proud to say i’m running an “official” thats right, OFFICIAL JB stock rom for razr maxx heheh

  • SGA

    You can also check your version and device id online here, http://whatismyandroidversion.com

  • chris hammond

    lol i love it on related posts it has”Picking up one of Verizon’s new phones DroidX2,Revolution or Xperia Play. Just a lil old.

  • CHRIS42060

    GS3- 4.1.1 Nexus 7 & G-Nex – 4.2.1

  • David Button

    I suspect my Thunderbolt will still be running gingerbread after I replace it in February, Just hoping for a new Nexus to be announced at CES.

  • dr154

    Droid Razr running lastest Jellybean Update. 4.1.2

  • cooksta32676

    Unfortunately 4 kids, 48 hour work weeks, and helping run a side business has put an end to ROM days. Although my Note2 with the Verizon button is plenty fast and smokes my old Razr MaXX battery out of the box . Anyway 4.1.

  • chazzdjr

    Mmuzzy’s 4.2.1 AOSP ROM. Simply the best for my Galaxy Nexus. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762846

  • Jim Vitatoe

    4.04 Bionic

  • mgamerz

    My gnex is running 4.1 (GSM) cause I really don’t like 4.2.

  • Aj

    Im still rockin Froyo! Woot! Woot! …That is, until I’m actually able to buy a Nexus 4.

  • mikeszekely

    While I have 4.2 on my Nexus 7, I guess my primary device is a Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which will probably be stuck on 4.1 even after I replace it.

  • Sobr0801

    My phone is actually on Portico, that is the latest version on WP8. HA.

  • Toro running CM10 stable… could be on 10.1 if I *really* wanted but I have this rule about running non-stable (which is not the same as unstable) CM builds as my daily driver on my phone. 🙂

  • sralj

    Couldn’t vote, the results page comes up instead of the vote.
    GN 4.1

  • Dut Vo

    My OG Droid runs jellybean, while my bionic runs ICS.

  • Andrew M.

    Photon 4G running 2.3.5 forever because Motorola perma-locked our boot loader THEN canceled ICS…My Nexus 10 is 4.2.1 though. 🙂

    • Joey Funk

      Yeah I got one on my upgrade before sprint got the gnex. Got the gnex as soon as I saw one on Craigslist, and I couldn’t be happier. And the screen isn’t so blindingly bright at night.

  • YourFriend

    Atrix HD running 4.1.1 modded with the RAZR Maxx battery

  • Tyler

    My phones identical brother is running 4.2 but not mine :/ (Thanks Verizon)

  • edwards311

    SGS3….Beans build 4.1.1
    Nexus 10….CGomez AOSP 4.2.1

  • Joe

    I’m stuck on Gingerbread because HTC sucks and refuses to push it to the Thunderbolt. Doesn’t matter too much, I’m due for a new phone, and will get something better.

    • Sobr0801

      What are you getting?

    • bleeew

      I had the Thunderbolt, worst phone ever. Slow, and battery sucks.

  • 4.2.1 on my GNex. But my Note 2 comes tomorrow so I’ll be on 4.1.1.

    • cooksta32676

      My note2 does this…..pic won’t upload, never mind. 7hours screentime with 32% left.

      • Are you rooted?

        • cooksta32676

          No. Battery save node. I run a screen filter app. When I read for a while (maybe 30 min per day) I run black screen with white text, remember pure black on superamoled means the pixel is powered off.

          • Haha, I just got it. It came with 66% battery, I rooted, unlocked, and ROM’d it in the first hour. It’s been on for about.. 5 hours, 52percent still!

        • cooksta32676

          On wifi its an absolute battery beast.

        • cooksta32676

          Not sure why attaching screen shots isn’t working lately..

        • cooksta32676

          Up at 7am, it’s 1030pm, just hit 50%. I’ve literally never plugged it besides going to bed.

  • Fascinate, yes Galaxy S I running 4.2.1 via AOKP thanks to Stephen.k.spear

  • 4.0.4 on a GS2. I fought long and hard not to KIES AIR it and then I finally gave in. Not bad.

  • Jason Brown

    jellybean 4.2 thanks to soucery! gotta love rooting and ROMing

  • Justin Winker

    Lol @ the 7 on Éclair. Sorry guys.

  • Justin Winker

    Surprised to see 4.2 so high in the rankings. Are many of you Nexus 4 users like me, or are you ROMming your devices?

    • Robin S

      I have a GS3 and I rommed it to 4.2

    • ckeegan

      GNex rommed to 4.2.

    • Droidzilla

      Nexus 4 here. Haven’t yet felt the need to even root this beast, much less ROM it.

      • Pedro

        Hope you at least unlocked.
        My N4 is simply rooted (TiBu and kernels), TWRP enabled, and otherwise stock.

        Psuedo-stock and ready to go!

        • Droidzilla

          Nope; no hackery whatsoever. I just haven’t felt the urge to invest any time in it, since this thing runs exactly how I want out of the box.

    • Romming and waiting for my Nex4.

  • NicholasMicallef

    CM 10.1 x2 😀

  • Eric

    Droid X – CM9 Nightlies
    Wife’s SGS3 – CM10, latest M release

    Xoom – EOS4 (Android 4.2)

  • C-Law

    I broke my vzw gnex on 4.2.1 so I got an s3 on 4.1.1. I’m not missing it much though. Clean ROM really makes this phone smooth, like BB for the gnex.

  • Manny

    This is the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Most people lied in this poll.. Most of you are running Gingerbread.

    • Troyzero

      There are a lot of people here that run custom roms
      Also, this is an enthusiast driven website, newer phones and nexus devices are the norm here.

      • Manny

        Dude please with the exeption of Tim and Kellex which recieve phones for free,no one in here buys a new phone every six months. With about 50% of the users owning a Thunderbolt, Bionic Galaxy nexus and incredible 2 yes most in here run gb

        • Troyzero

          Well, way to be a dick.
          I have 4.1 on my old fascinate, so just because it is old doesn’t mean we are unable to run newer software. I have hade 4.1 on my S3 for months now, I think you are off, and way too defensive of your old crap phone and your fear of rooting and ROMing.

          • Manny

            So I should Root and Rom so that i can no longer use my camera and so that my gps gets all screwd up.

          • Troyzero

            Sorry you got a crap phone to begin with. I can’t relate to that problem. And as has been stated elsewhere in this thread: blaim the manufacturer for locking it down and not updating
            My samsung phones work killer!

          • Manny

            I had a crappy phone when i had an android phone. I switched to iphone 2 months ago…which i should’ve done 3 years ago

          • Luke

            Way to troll. Running jb 4.1 on my GS3. That’s jelly bean btw, not jailbreak, no need for that bs with Android.

          • Mike

            lol. iTroll

          • What rom are you using with a broken camera? You should check out other roms

        • ckeegan

          Why would you need a phone that new to run ICS or better? My Verizon GNex is running 4.2 and it’s over a year old.

          • Manny

            You don’t but your are not a good example. You’ve had that phone a year, If you would’ve purchased your phone 3 weeks before your nexus you would’ve ended up buying the crap of 2012 which don’t run ics with out a custom rom

          • ckeegan

            My wife has an Incredible 2, running official ICS, and that phone has been out for almost 2 years. You have no good examples.

          • Mark Mann

            i take issue with this statement, the razr came out a month before the gnex, and it was a fantastic phone, and just upgraded to jelly bean this week…

          • My Droid RAZR on 4.1.2 and Droid BIONIC on 4.0.4 as official software would beg to differ. And that’s on Verizon, which is the worst carrier for updates. Please, before you comment, do some research. The only devices on Verizon’s network released in 2011 not on 4.0.4 or better are the Droid X2, Droid 3, Droid Charge, Thunderbolt, and Stratosphere. Every device from 2012 is on 4.0.4 or better except for prepaid, which by its nature is going to be behind to keep costs down. Your argument has been completely invalidated.

        • CHRIS42060

          My phone history the last 13 months: Droid RAZR, HTC Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy S3 (slowed down when I moved). I have a Nexus 7 too. My name is Chris not Kellen or Tim.

        • LionStone

          Bought the Inc4G in July and DNA last month…

        • Are you an ios user? Unlike the i phones, we don’t need the latest generation of phones to run the latest version of Android. I have a milestone 2 that runs 4.1.2,xoom that runs 4.2.1 and they are some old devices

        • Tim242

          Cupcake has more features than iOS 6. The Bionic is on ICS. The Nexus is on Jelly Bean. Inc 2? You are on crack. Nobody here owns that POS. I do buy phones quite often. I had the Nexus for 9 months. Just got the Note 2. I am about to buy a Nexus 4 to go with it.

          • bleeew

            Ohh sure. Im sure android didn’t need to root to take screenshots. /s. Or add in a clock in the middle(nexus 4). Or add in battery percentage(sgs3). And plus there are a lot of Apps in the appsstore to replace a hidden feature without jailbreaking

          • Tim242

            The sad thing is that you consider a center clock and battery percentage as features, rather than UI.

          • The same way iphones just got LTE? Or the way iphones didn’t have MMS for the longest time? How about just getting google maps or LTE?

    • Manny

      From looking at your comment history, I can see that you are a huge Apple fanboy. I’m ashamed to share the same name as you.

      • Manny

        Not a fanboy i just state the facts

        • baconslayer09

          How do you know the majority of people on in this poll are lying? Where are these facts you speak of? This site clearly isn’t like the average population, where Gingerbread is dominant. Why would it be hard to believe that the majority of people on this site own a Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, or Nexus 7? Because all of those devices run 4.1 and up.

        • Manny

          “Most people lied in this poll”
          “…state the facts”

          The poll clearly shows that a majority of people are on Ice Cream Sandwich and above, which isn’t surprising. Most of the people here are enthusiasts like myself and enjoy flashing ROMs, most of which are on the latest version of Android. Your statement is wrong because you take the overall statistic of versions currently running in the wild and apply it to a very small sample size of geeks that need the latest and greatest.

          Do you own an iPhone? Have you ever owned an Android phone?
          Genuine questions. Please answer them.

          • Manny

            I do own an iphone 5. As for android I’ve had an og droid, droid x, droid incredible.droid 3 droid bionic and galaxy nexus.

          • Manny

            “…with the exeption of Tim and Kellex which recieve phones for free,no one in here buys a new phone every six months”

            I find that hard to believe, considering one of your arguments for outdated Android versions was that people didn’t buy phones every six months. It looks to me like you buy phones six months, yet you’re still arguing that nobody does so. You do so. Your argument is weak; stop posting.

          • Manny

            nope your wrong Again. All but the Droid x were purchased thru Craigslist and Webuy.. all looking for that perfect android expirience…. Your weak you say you know android but you’ve had 2 phones and have not really tried anything else. You mention custom roms and crappy phones.. then again it takes a developer months to get a rom “stable” so would you even know the diffrence in any of these roms with out using them. I speak from expirience not from reading what someone else’s expirience was

          • Manny

            You still bought the phones. I wasn’t arguing that you bought them from corporate Verizon stores.
            I don’t think I “know” Android. I’m at the tip of the iceberg; I’m still a newbie even though I’ve tinkered with my phone on numerous levels.
            I have tried many custom ROMs and I know the difference between stable and nightly. To me, it seems like your idea of a ROM is corrupted. And here is where I doubt your ownership of Android phones. Not all ROMs are the same, buddy. Take a look at MIUI and then Paranoid Android. Tell me if you notice the differences by just looking at screenshots.
            I also speak from experience, experience from exposure to many phones. I may not have owned 10 phones myself but I’ve had many chances to play with other devices thanks to some friends and family. I’ve tried the iPhone 5, I have nothing against it, it’s not for me. I leave it at that. I don’t go on the internet to start a crusade against people whose opinions aren’t similar to mine.

          • Manny

            Not all custom roms are the same but then there only a few that can actually be called stable or where everything works. Dude experience comes not from playing with it for 10 minutes but from owning it. As for the Crusade hahah then wat exactly would you call you responding to my opinion on the topic. I simply stated what i beliveve to be true from my experience with using android phones for more than 3 or what ever years. Just cause a custom rom developer calls a rom stable doesn’t mean it really is. Remember not every is supposed to run every version of android
            and just b/c a developer figures out a way to ram an upgrade up a phones ass, wishful thinking and talet alone are not going to make this work…have you tried running ics on a bionic or a thundrebolt

          • mgamerz

            Thats interesting since the bionic runs ICS natively. I’ve found many cyanogenmod roms run quite well and have no bugs for a lot of phones, so I don’t know what ‘expirience’ you speak of.

          • Manny

            hahah really that’s news to me.

          • Kevin McClain

            Bionic has been on ICS for close to 2 months buddy.

          • baconslayer09

            He clearly has an agenda…

          • Kevin McClain


          • bleeew

            And how long was it since ICS was released? It won’t even get JellyBean probably, even if Google owns MOTO. Look at the 3GS, its been supported for 3 years, a 2009 phone. Sad.

          • Have you ever tried ios 6 on a 3gs? Its lags terribly. I’d rather have a slightly outdated version of an os that’s runs as its was intended to.

          • michael arazan

            Sorry to hear you IQ points are too low for android manny, ios will suit you just fine though, you are the people it is designed for, so enjoy

          • I honestly question whether or not you have even used a single android device, ever. You literally have no idea what your talking about…I cant even tell if your joking or just plain ignorant, either way, almost everything you sad was wrong. Devs ramming upgrades up phones asses? How about you take apples out fo yours. #endrant

          • chris hammond

            way to downgrade from a gnex to a iphone 5

          • bleeew

            IOS is faster. Maybe your the goat on androids boat. Have you thought of that? The iPhone 5 lasts 8 hours on LTEon its ‘tiny’ 1440MaH battery. The iPhone 5 beat the GS3 in speed on GeekBench even with its “slow” processor. Just because the phone is snaller, it doesnt mean its outdated or a downgrade. Your just a gpat

          • fixxmyhead

            theres your problem u only had gay droid phones and a fakexus. moto is garbage

      • Luke

        He’s not a huge Apple fanboy, he’s just trying to make himself feel better (smarter? Lol) for having wasted money on a useless iDevice.

        • bleeew

          I have a DNA, i should have gone iOS before this. Android isn’t that smooth. HTC really messed up multitasking to where iOS sems alot better.

    • Sqube

      Most average users are running Gingerbread, yes. But if you’re the kind of person who’s interested/involved enough in Android to find websites about it and then comment? You’re the elite, and the elite generally don’t sit on stock ROMs if they can help it. That’s why we all worship the GNex, but the thing didn’t sell worth a damn compared to the other big phones that came out this year.

    • srsly989

      I sure as hell am.

      Go Motorola…

    • Can someone explain to me why this got 18 likes

  • tyguy829

    tried cm10.1 and a few other 4.2 roms on my gnex but went back to cm10. Absolutely hated android 4.2. It was slow, buggy, sucked my battery life, and even broke tethering. No thanks! First android release I haven’t jumped on immediately. Fix it google!

  • Tonto74

    Gnote2 4.1 on Verizon for at least a year.

  • Trevor

    Galaxy S3 – 4.2.1 via CM 10.1

  • Tony Romano

    So is the RAZR ahead of the gnex in updates now, officially that is

    • Mark Mann

      officially the razr started with 2.3.4, upgraded 2.3.5 shortly there after, upgraded to 4.0 june 30th, had an official 4.1 upgrade “mistakenly” release this week and get pulled before the majority had the opportunity to upgrade to it…but there is an “official” leak floating around

    • Officially, no. The build that was pushed was an accident that was killed pretty quickly, and has been verified by Motorola and Verizon as a mistake. Officially, the released version is 4.0.4, but the 4.1.2 build is obviously in testing.

  • Droid Razr Maxx with a freshly official/unofficial release of 4.1.2 Jelly Bean!

  • Nexus 4 running 4.2.1.

  • Verizon Galaxy Nexus – CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.1)

  • Mike

    Verizon GNex – 4.2.1

    • johnc7995

      What 4.2.1 ROM are most of you running?

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    4.1 on my Verizon Galaxy Note II and 4.2 on my Verizon Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S).

  • Steven Benner

    Evo 4G on 4.2.1.

  • Starscream

    Proud new owner of jelly bean, thanks to dropping my Droid X in a sink.

  • DROID razr recently updated to 4.1.2

  • paul_cus

    4.0.4 on Motorola RAZR i

  • kervation

    Running JB 4.2.1 on the GNex courtesy of Cyanogenmod because Verizon and updates are like oil & water

  • Nexus 4 with stock 4.2.1

  • KennyVeltre

    but why are there people with something lower than eclair?

  • 4.2 thanks to CM 10.1!

  • Butters619

    4.1.2 (CM10)

  • Aaron

    Got an ICS phone coming in the mail that should be updated to 4.1 JB soon. But sadly, and shamefully, my current phone is on GB.

  • Pedro

    GNex running AOKP 4.1.2.

    Traveling early next month with both T-mobile and Straighttalk SIM cards for the N4. Winner gets my money. Suck it, Verizon! Then I’m all over 4.2.1.

    Oh, T-Mobile HSPA+ is better than VZW in my circles (suburban Houston). Haven’t activated the Straighttalk until I travel.

    • master94

      I thought Straight talk uses Tmobile’s network, so aren’t you just checking out T-mobile only?

      • zwade

        T-mo and att.

        • master94

          Ah okay, thanks

      • Justin Winker

        Straighttalk can hook into most networks – their StraightTalk branded phones run on Verizon/Sprint (its one or the other, but I think it’s Verizon), and they have SIMs that can be used with AT&T/T-Mo.

      • Pedro

        Haven’t actually tried Straighttalk yet. I’ll give them $45 a week before I travel. I just got the SIM yesterday. But they use ATT, and I’ll set up the APN for ATT.

        @Diablo81588:disqus live in Katy area. Work at 290/Beltway. Voice signal can be sketchy in house, but pretty good (2 bars) just outside the aluminum covered insulated sheets surrounding the house. 100 yards from my house, I get 8Mbps down, 0.5-2Mbps up. Inside, I get 20Mbps down, 5Mpbs up, but it’s the wifiz.

        No real issues at work when I can get an ATT signal. Building is also eco-weatherized, and repeaters are set up inside. Company uses ATT for business phones.

    • Diablo81588

      What part of Houston do you live in? T-Mobile is DEFINITELY not better than Verizon where I live just south of Houston.

      • DMZMAN

        According to Consumer Reports, Verizon works the best EVERYWHERE.

        And as for the city by city breakdown, in the Houston area, they rate Verizon 1st, T-Mobile 2nd, Sprint 3rd, and AT&T a VERY DISTANT 4th

        If you’re familiar with CR’s rating charts, Verizon has all RED circles and AT&T all BLACK circles. ‘Nuff said.

  • Silver Veloz

    Motorola Droid Bionic – 4.0.4 ICS – awaiting JB.

    • Sobr0801

      God that thing was a nightmare on Gingerbread.

      • But is a beast on ICS, and I can’t wait to see what happens when it gets Project Butter. The RAZR is a new device with 4.1.2, even though its obviously (hopefully?) not a final build, as battery life has dropped significantly for me.

        • bleeew

          Project butter barely does anything. Im on a DNA and it still lags. I should have gone with an iPhone.

          • If you don’t like android, get off of an android enthusiests site

        • Pedro

          Guy at work has a Bionic. Hated the ICS upgrade. And he’s an EE.

  • cm 10.1 nightlies


    CM 10.1 Nightlies are really stable for me. Much better than AOKP 4.2. I’ve been using AOKP for quite a while, but the test builds for 4.2 had poor battery life and sometimes I had trouble waking my phone.

  • Sobr0801

    Only own a Nexus 7, so I voted for it.

  • nmaxfield

    well i have been running 4.2.1 on my gnex, but it died on sunday, so i’m on 2.3.4 on the backup device (droid2 global)

  • trophynuts

    lol because normal fragmentation wasn’t enough. Now Google can offer two flavors of Jelly Bean Fragmentation.


      I’ll bite.

      There were two versions of eclair too. When the number goes up .1 but the name doesn’t change, it’s a very small update. Fragmentation isn’t the big deal everyone makes it out to be. The real problem is lazy OEMs and super strict carriers.

      • ERIC REED

        When the majority of Android phone owners are two major updates behind I would say that is a problem…

        • capecodcarl

          Apple really wins in the upgrade department. It’s very nice they still support their 2-3 year old devices with brand new versions of iOS and there is no carrier bloat.

          • ERIC REED

            I agree…

          • ERIFNOMI

            Apple does update their older devices, but often times the old devices don’t get all the features that are part of the new OS. Take Siri for example. It’s fairly simple on the phone side of things. Record some audio, send it off to a server, dish up some responses after a server does all the hard work. Yet, only the iPhone 4s and up have it. Why’s that? Isn’t that fragmentation?

            Your phone can go ahead and tell you it’s on the latest version of the OS, but if it’s missing features of that update, that don’t require some new hardware like NFC or something, then how is that any different than not getting the update at all? Does that version number really make a difference?

            It’s also a lot easier to push updates when you don’t have to bend over to the carriers and you have only a few models to support. Look at the Nexus series. Updates come in a timely manner similar to the iPhone. Guess what else they have in common. The carriers have nothing to do with them.*

            *the unlocked versions of course. For example, my phone is a Verizon version of the galaxy nexus. Verizon stuck their nose into that project and now updates get held up. Imagine that…

        • ERIFNOMI

          Being on old versions of the OS isn’t a problem with Android, it’s a problem with OEMs and carriers. In fact, Google makes the best of it by making Android extremely adaptable. Apps can, and should, be built such that it doesn’t particularly matter which OS version you’re on. Yes, there are some newer APIs in JB, but just because there’s an update to the OS and then an app is updated to support that OS doesn’t mean that all old versions are now obsolete.

          So, I’ll say it again: fragmentation isn’t an Android/Google problem but rather an OEM/carrier problem.

          • ERIC REED

            And again you are wrong. Most phones built in early and mid 2011 don’t have the capability to run Jelly Bean. That is why Apple doesn’t give the earlier phones All of the update features . It would cause the phone to run poorly. Carriers and OEM are somewhat to blame, but they want you to use their features, and so we must play the game. Google could care less if you are running the latest versions of its operating system. As long as you are running their apps and they are making money Gingerbread is alright by them. At least Apple will update your phone to its full capabilities!!

          • ERIFNOMI

            So, you’re saying Apple doesn’t give old phones full updates because they can’t handle the features? Ok, how is that any different than an old Android phone that doesn’t have the hardware to run a new update? Does an Android phone running gingerbread still work just as well as the day it came out? Yep. Can it still run new apps? Yep. It’s just not getting an updated OS with new UIs and such. I fail to see how that’s all that different than an iOS update to an old iPhone that leaves out everything new that constitutes buying the new iteration of the iPhone (back to Siri again).

            I’m not blind to problems with Android updates. The Thunderbolt STILL has gingerbread even though it’s perfectly able to run ICS and JB. But that’s HTC and Verizon dragging their ass. I’m trying to make the point that there’s more to the OS than the version number.

          • ERIC REED

            I hate to inform you, but your two year old thunderbolt would struggle to run some of today’s newer apps. And it’s not getting Jelly Bean because it cannot handle the OS. It was made for Gingerbread , it doesn’t have the hardware to properly run a newer OS. That’s why it isn’t updated!!

    • Doan

      Your blame toward Google is misplaced. Perhaps you should contact your device manufacturer and carrier to report your issue.

    • Sobr0801

      I honestly think they should have done it like this from the start. 2.x.x Éclair 3.x.x Froyo 4.x.x – Gingerbread and so on, would make the fragmentation issue seem much less severe (because it is a lot less severe). I think they are moving in this direction, since they did it with JB.

      • Mark Mann

        gingerbread was 2.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.7…honeycomb was 3.0 and 3.1…ics so far is 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, and 4.0.4…and jb is 4.1, 4.1.1 and 4.1.2

        • Jelly Bean is also 4.2.0 and 4.2.1. Google changes the name designation based on their internal build identifiers when they release a Major update. The first letter is the major build, second is the minor build, 3-6 are the version. currently “J” is the major build “number”, hence the Jelly Bean title. The next major version will be “K”, and will include a host of major updates to the UI and internal software, as JB was a major rewrite of ICS, more under the hood than visually though.

        • Sobr0801

          This completely misses the point.

          • Mark Mann

            completely misses the point of you saying that ll the different versions should start with the same number?

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    4.1 only because of CM10.

  • Alexander Garcia

    RAZR Maxx HD on 4.1.1. =)

  • I have a Bionic on ICS and Razr Maxx HD on JB. I may go back to ICS on the Maxx HD though. Both are stock roms.

  • Droid DNA, 4.1 til 2014

    • amir

      Where did you get this info.

  • 4.0.4 but 4.1 is coming in the next few weeks – Motorola Razr i.

  • Doan

    4.1 CM10. I tried CM10.1 (Android 4.2) nightlies, but I couldn’t get WiFi tethering to work, so I’ll wait until CM10.1 Stable is released before updating from CM10.

  • coolsilver

    Running now or should be running if left to “Offical Updates”, Thunderbolt with ICS. Should still be on Gingerbread if Verizon or HTC had their way.

  • Tom Luley

    4.2 = buggy on the 3 roms that I have tried. Ill stay on 4.1.2 for a little while longer.

    • Xanaxdroid

      Try dizzy thermal aokp 4.2 nightlies. Very smooth

  • aNYthing6

    4.1.2, haven’t gotten the chance to get CM 10.1 yet…seems they have a few more kinks to work out.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Galaxy Nexus ROOTED with Bugleast Beast 4.1.2.

    BB is freakin’ above insanely awesome!

    • antwonw

      Yeah but I’m still waiting for Pete to update it to 4.2. Its killing me!!

      • BaconEater

        He put an update out stating he’s basically done making ROMs.
        Time to move on.

        • antwonw

          Couldnpoat a link to that. I haven’t seen that/didn’t know.

      • C-Law

        Better look elsewhere. Pete has moved on

        • ERIC REED

          Pete’s moved on? I ran his stuff since the OG days…dang Pete!!

      • EvanTheGamer

        Seriously! I wonder if it’ll ever happen now though. Might have to just move onto another ROM that is JB 4.2. Or just keep BB 4.1.2 flashed until something else comes along that is far superior than BB. That may never happen. A giant Asteroid filled with Jelly Beans may hit Earth before that ever happens. lol

      • HotRodJohnson

        Check out MMuzzy http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1762846. I’m a BB fan too, but I respect Pete’s decision. MMuzzy is impressive.

        • tomn1ce

          Does your wifi tethering works, I installed it last night and this morning I wasn’t able to tether my laptop to my G-Nexus….

          • HotRodJohnson

            Tethering should be working. I use mine all the time for my non mobile tablet.

      • ckeegan

        Went from BB 4.1.2 to Shiny 4.2 and couldn’t be happier.

  • Broke my Gnex on 4.2 yesterday, got a replacement with 4.1 today. I kind of like 4.1 better…

    • Shane Belanger

      How you break it? Flash the wrong rom?

    • ckeegan

      I’ve been running Shiny 4.2 on my Verizon GNex for 2 weeks and would never go back to 4.1.

  • zmberven

    well that depends on when the OG Razr is going to make up it’s mind as to if it wants Jelly Bean or not

    • Razr just got the 4.1 update (it’s rolling out).

    • You can update it yourself easily.

      • zmberven

        yeah I know… I’m just a bit anxious about it. It’s annoying too. I would daily manually check and also browse around to see if the update was ready. So, naturally, the day after I leave the country, there it is.

  • kennedy myril

    Phone on 4.1 but N7 on 4.2 of course..

  • Motorola Atrix – Unofficial CM10 4.1.2