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Jelly Bean rules Android devices all over the world

In a recent post shown according to Google's Android developer dashboard page, Jelly Bean is noticed to be present in around 40% of the Android devices all over the world while the older versions are fading away slowly from handsets all over the world.

An abstract image of the figures is as below

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I am in 😨 fact unsure why there are around 33% of the users sticking on to Gingerbeard
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Aug 5, 2013
I don't agree on this, because most people are using using Custom ROMs than stock ROMs.(If they know how-to-flash, which is not rocket-science)
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Aug 5, 2013
Abhishek Rawal
I don't agree on this, because most people are using using Custom ROMs than stock ROMs.(If they know how-to-flash, which is not rocket-science)
Latest Custom ROMs are also based on release versions of JellyBean so it should be counted as Jelly bean ROM.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Aug 6, 2013
ianoop
Latest Custom ROMs are also based on release versions of JellyBean so it should be counted as Jelly bean ROM.
Negative.

We still use/test/develop 2.3.6 based custom roms with JB & ICS features.(I am talking about old good devices which are stucked with 2.3.6 build even though their hardware is pretty good for JB/ICS )
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Aug 6, 2013
That's where 33% falls with Gingerbread either custom rom or stock.
My point is even if it's custom ROM, if it is based on 4.1/4.2/4/3 it will counted as Jellybean right.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Aug 6, 2013
ianoop
That's where 33% falls with Gingerbread either custom rom or stock.
My point is even if it's custom ROM, if it is based on 4.1/4.2/4/3 it will counted as Jellybean right.
I don't think a rom comes under 4.1/4.2/4.3 if the 2.3.6 build rom has features of ICS/JB. It depends on the kernel it uses & GB derivative source code, isn't it ?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 6, 2013
People are still sticking to the old versions of the Android because their hardware is not capable of handling jelly bean and other latest operating systems. Think about the low cost phones and tablets that were introduced in India and other countries. They had the minimum hardware to support the earlier versions of Android.

What the stats indicate is that if you are looking to develop apps on Android platform, you will have to develop for Jelly Bean.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Aug 6, 2013
It depends on the kernel it uses
Nope, Kernel's job is providing drivers to run software on specific hardware.
Developers write custom kernel and modify original Android source code from Google to make compatible with low end devices to run ICS/JB (It may happen that some functionality may not work like camera HDR, and Google now).

For an example my younger brother is using a low end phone LG p500, officially there is no update after Gingerbread 2.3.6 but he can able to run CynogenMod 10 which is modified source of 4.1.x. So His device is now running JellyBean.

What the stats indicate is that if you are looking to develop apps on Android platform, you will have to develop for Jelly Bean.
+1
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Aug 6, 2013
ianoop What I mean is,I have used plenty of CRs & none of the ROMs uses latest kernel builds. Even though a ROM uses 4.1 features in 2.3.6 based stock build,the developers uses 2.6.7 build kernel which is LTS & not 3+ build.Which means few ARM tweaks & support we lack,isn't it ? Do you know any specific reason why 2.3.6 devices dont use 3+ kernel builds ? What is change in 3+ kernels that none of GB CRs dont use it?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Aug 6, 2013
Nick_Sharma
I am in 😨 fact unsure why there are around 33% of the users sticking on to Gingerbeard
The reason could very well be ignorance. I still know quite a lot of people who aren't aware of the different flavors of Android. "I need an Android phone within the range of 8-10K. Could you suggest some phones? " - I get that a lot.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Aug 6, 2013
Ohh.. you ware referring to new ROM features into original old one.
I din't used it.
why 2.3.6 devices don't use 3+ kernel builds ?
I am unaware of it.

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