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Google’s Dusty Gingerbread Still Dominates Android Installs


Jelly Bean, the most recent version of Google’s Android operating system, has finally ousted its predecessor, Ice Cream Sandwich, in installed base, but it’s still the second-most-popular version of the OS.

As of May 1, some 28.4 percent of Android devices were running Jelly Bean, slightly more than the 27.5 percent running Ice Cream Sandwich. A welcome and long overdue reversal for Google, which seems to have a lot of trouble transitioning Android users to the most current version of its mobile OS. To wit, Gingerbread, which was released in winter of 2010, and still accounts for the majority of Android installs — 38.5 percent.

Given its recent gains, Jelly Bean will likely overtake Gingerbread in the coming months. But by then, Google will have almost certainly rolled out the next generation of the OS, throwing yet another mile marker in Android users’ upgrade path.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus