Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Google So, Gingerbread has finally dropped below 50% of devices accessing Google Play. Ice Cream Sandwich has almost hit the 30%, and after six months, Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) almost hit the 10%. Google's page listing these numbers is like a trainwreck in slowmotion.
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RE[2]: Trainwreck?
by bassbeast on Fri 4th Jan 2013 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Trainwreck?"
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Well suck it up and take it, its either this or the Apple and MSFT walled gardens...sigh. Anybody else feel like 2013 is gonna be the "year of suck" when it comes to tech?

As for why its dropped below 50% the answer is simple, the ARM chips capable of running Android 4 are now cheap enough to be in those $70 tablets. if it makes you feel any better they were showing $50 dual core tablets at the Hong Kong expo a few months back so by this time next year ARM chips will be cheap enough that they'll be able to sell Android 6 on the $50 tablets and $70 smartphones so the previous versions will die out fairly quickly.

Personally I'd rather have Android where I get a choice of devices and price points than a "choice" of an insanely overpriced Apple or a grossly insanely overpriced MSFT.

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