Google is a little late this month with distribution figures for Android, but there’s good news, with KitKat now showing as being installed on one-fifth of all Android devices out there. Jelly Bean for the most part declined in usage (except Android 4.2), but Gingerbread gained a little of its declining market share back, clawing back 0.1% of the user base out there. Froyo continues on at 0.7%. Public Service Announcement: We have Christmas, Fathers Day, and any number of birthdays coming up, if you know someone with a phone running something less than Android 4.x Upgrade them PLEASE! The[Read More...]
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A new month, a new set of platform distribution numbers. It’s all good news as the rollout of Android 4.4 keeps increasing, with just a just over 4% increase in market share. For the rest of the platforms the numbers are still decent. Froyo continues to drop, down another 0.1%, continuing its inexorable march towards obsolesence. Gingerbread too has dropped, at seemingly a faster rate shedding 1.4% of their market share in a month. Ice Cream Sandwich use also dropped, down to 11.4% of the overall pie. Jelly Bean too saw a decrease in usage, going from an overall 58.4%[Read More...]
The Android distribution figures for May, taken seven days leading up to June 4th have been released and if you own an Android tablet running Honeycomb (Android 3.x) you can now consider yourself a statistical anomaly. The removal of Honeycomb is a big step, but Froyo continues to maintain a presence in the Android landscape with 0.8% of devices running the aging version of the OS. Gingerbread has finally dropped below 15% market share. The big news is that we can now say that 84.3% of devices are running one of the six iterations of Android 4.x (4.03-4.4). Something Mr[Read More...]
The April numbers are in for the Android platform distribution and it’s looking good for KitKat, with a 3.2% increase in numbers. There’s a small drop in Gingerbread use as is expected as older handsets get upgraded and Jelly Bean saw a small decline over the three versions that are counted. Overall, Froyo and Honeycomb still hang in there, but we expect them to stay round a little longer. Check out the comparison month over month: Android Version March April Android 2.2 (Froyo) 1.1% 1.0% Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 17.8% 16.2% Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) 0.1% 0.1% Android 4.0.3 –[Read More...]
If you’ve been on the internet in the last week, you’ve probably read about the vulnerability found in OpenSSL which affects a good percentage of the Internet. Heartbleed is the name given to a vulnerability in Open SSL, the secure sockets layer software for secure internet transactions (e.g. web servers running on https, like your bank, or our donation portal). It allows a would-be hacker to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords[Read More...]
Luckily these weren’t released yesterday. Google has released the Android distribution figures for March 2014 based on Android devices running Android 2.2 accessing Google Play in the 7-day period ending on April 1, 2014. So, how does it look? Well, as far as getting devices up towards the most current version of Android, the news is good. Froyo, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich all experienced dips in their distribution on devices. Jelly Bean which ranges from Android 4.1, across Android 4.2 and 4.3 saw a mixed result, with Android 4.1 and 4.3 seeing a drop in usage, while 4.2 gained.[Read More...]
It’s that time again, time to check the distribution of Android versions on hardware throughout the eco-system. Google has released the figures for devices accessing Google Play in the 7 days leading up to the third of March and the versions look like this : Android Version January February Android 2.2 (Froyo) 1.3% 1.2% Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 20.0% 19% Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) 0.1% 0.1% Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 16.1% 15.2% Android 4.1.x (JellyBean) 35.5% 35.3% Android 4.2.x (JellyBean) 16.3% 17.1% Android 4.3 (JellyBean) 8.9% 9.6% Android 4.4 (KitKat) 1.8% 2.5% While KitKat usage continues to[Read More...]
A new year, a new month and that must mean that Google has released the latest figures for Android device platform numbers. The statistics were as usual taken from a 7-Day sample leading up to the 4th of February. The numbers haven’t shown any drastic changes over the last month. Android 4.4 has grown from being on 1.4% of devices in December to 1.8% of devices last month. Jelly Bean has both grown and shrunk depending on which version you look at, the Android 4.2 and 4.3 have both grown, with 4.2 rising from 15.4% to 16.3% and 4.3 rising[Read More...]
All good things must come to an end, and so it is for Android updates to older model phones. Sony has updated the support pages for a range of their older model Xperia handsets noting that their build is the final version, meaning that owners should begin either accepting the final version of their software build or begin looking at the ROM community. The devices range in age from around the 18 – 24 months old, which seems to be about the average age for Smartphone updates, although the fact that a number of these devices are still only on[Read More...]
Owners of some older Sony Xperia devices need not feel left out of the recent Android updates for too much longer. The official Sony Xperia Twitter account, @SonyMobileNews, has put out some advice for Xperia owners this morning, advising that Xperia T, TX, V and SP will receive an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by the end of February. https://twitter.com/SonyMobileNews/status/423758239293923328 Yes, it’s not an update to the latest and greatest, but it’s an update none the less. Are you an Xperia T, TX, V or SP user, and will you be looking forward to this update?
It’s late this month, but it seems the statisticians are back at work at Google and have released the latest Android Device Distribution figures for the period ending January 8th. This data is accumulated from devices using the Google Play App on Android which of course is only supported from Android 2.2 and upwards, but Google advised that devices running earlier version accounted for less than 1% in August last year. So, how did December shape up? Kit Kat(4.4) has climbed, but at a very miniscule rate gaining only 0.3% market share to end at 1.4%. Jelly Bean(4.1-4.3) is still[Read More...]
While Nexus devices were busy receiving their update to Android 4.4.2 earlier this week, Samsung is slowly catching up with the pace of Android progress and rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its range of Galaxy S4 handsets. Ausdroid has received advice that Optus-branded Galaxy S4′s are receiving the Android 4.3 update in the form of a 723 MB update, and another tip suggests that unbranded outright Galaxy S4′s are receiving the update as well. Update: As of 16 December, we’ve received advice that hte update is rolling out to Vodafone-branded S4′s as well. The update includes: Android 4.3[Read More...]
Optus has commenced the rollout of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) to its users of the HTC One handset, just shy of two weeks after Vodafone users started to receive the update on their handsets. Users, such as Ausdroid reader Myles Harris, received the update notification last night. The update, weighing in at 681.51mb, brings the HTC One on Optus up to version 3.63.980.2, and includes the following updates: Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5 Video highlights improvements Updated interface Soundtrack support for videos Blinkfeed improvements Access recommended news from your social networks and more Given the size of the update,[Read More...]