The Android team updated their platform distribution numbers for the month of March this morning, showing slight growth for both Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) and Kit Kat (Android 4.4+). Jelly Bean has now reached a flat 62.0% (from 60.7%), while Kit Kat is up to 2.5% (from 1.8%). (more…)
The favorite time of the month for industry pundits who write stories with the word “fragmentation” in the title has arrived! That’s right, it’s Android distribution number update day!
According to the latest numbers pulled from the Android developer site for February, we’re looking at Jelly Bean jumping to 60.7% (from 59.1%) and Kit Kat to 1.8% (from 1.4%), while the rest of the versions all fell slightly. Ice Cream Sandwich is now at 16.1% (from 16.9%), Gingerbread dropped to 20.0% (from 21.2%), and Froyo finishes the chart off at 1.3%.
Galaxy S4 Active owners can now celebrate, as their devices have received the head nod from AT&T to begin updating to Android 4.3. It’s taken a while, but updates are always better late than never. Am I right, HTC One X and One X+ owners? Then again, don’t feel too bad, since the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are still waiting to hear about Android 4.4. Ah, fragmentation, it’s a beautiful thing. Anyways, back to the topic at hand. (more…)
Google finally updated its Android distribution numbers today, showing that Jelly Bean has jumped up to almost 60% (59.1%) and Kit Kat to 1.4%. We are also seeing decreases in Ice Cream Sandwich (16.9%) and Gingerbread (21.2%) numbers, something the “fragmentation” champions will certainly be fans of. (more…)
If your New Years resolution is the same as mine, you are looking to stay active and healthy. A huge group of new users who received FitBit devices as holiday gifts this season will be excited to hear that their Android devices can now sync properly. The official list of supported Android phones and tablets has recently doubled. (more…)
AT&T customers carrying around a Galaxy Note 2 from Samsung should see an update to Android 4.3 this morning, build number 317UCUBMK6. For those who own a Galaxy Gear smartwatch, you will now be able to connect the watch to the newly-updated device, thanks to the added Bluetooth 4.0 support. On top of Gear compatibility, users will benefit from Samsung’s KNOX security feature, which aims at protecting your device from bad software and hacking. (more…)
Yesterday, we posted up that Verizon approved an update to Android 4.3 for the HTC One, and this morning, it appears that folks are receiving it. Besides updating the device to Android 4.3, the changelog states that there are a few bug fixes thrown in, plus Verizon added in a few bloatware apps. Users can now also add their own music to Video Highlights in the Gallery, so that’s good. (more…)
This evening, Google posted up the official Android distribution numbers. Last month, Jelly Bean creeped past the 50% mark, and this month, it seems that it hasn’t slowed down yet, now on 54.5% of devices up from 52.1%. As for the newest version of Android, Kit Kat (Android 4.4), it appears that it is currently on only 1.1% of devices, a somewhat dismal number, but there’s plenty of time for that number to grow. (more…)