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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There is a big different between Android >=2.3 and Android 4.0+ IMO.

You can tell that the latter is far more polished and I think (I am not a programmer but I have read) the programming model for the fragments on 4.0+ is different from Gingerbread and lower - this enable supporting multiple screen sizes.

While old phones running Gingerbread is ok (as long as its secure), launching new phones means that new apps have to consider the old limitations for longer.

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