Jelly Bean Now Powers 6.7 Percent of Android Devices

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LGA1156

I have a razr maxx, love it, moto has always had RAM utilization issues, download memory booster pay the 2.99 and turn on the auto optimize, home redraws and lag are now gone.

I much rather deal with the redraws and lag vs a samsung phone that can't get a signal (my nexus was the worst)

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DR_JDUBZ

and yet android still sucks. half assed programs, shit ton of ads, poorly optimized on differing platforms, no usb hosting. Over all is complete shit. Im disappointed with ubuntu too, they shouldve hopped onboard years ago only instead of stripping it down to a useless pile of shit, keep it in its fully functioning form. IOS and WIN8 sucks too. Software for phones is shit right now and it desperately needs fixed

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jooohn

What are you rambling on about? I'm running CM10 on a SIII and it is fantastic.

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tony2tonez

I'm sure that number comes from official devices sold. Because if they were able to count rooted device the number would be higher. Myself, I'm on jellybean but that's because I'm rooted. If I was on official it would be gingerbread

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Paul_Lilly

As far as I know, Google's data is based strictly on the number of devices that access Google Play, so rooted phones/tablets would be counted as well. As popular as rooting is among enthusiasts, it's a small percentage of the overall market.

To put it in perspective, Google in June of this year claimed there were 400 million activated Android devices and that it was adding 1 million more each day. Even if every single registered member at XDA rooted and installed Jelly Bean (and obviously that's not the case), that would 'only' account for 4.1 million devices, or just over 1 percent, six months ago.

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tweeve

I have been wanting ICS or Jelly Bean on my Atrix 4g phone, but I can find an update. Neither AT&T nor Motorola have it.

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Paper Jam

Not coming. Motorola declared the Atrix and a handful of other phones End of Life. If you are lucky you can unlock the bootloader and flash a semi functional custom ICS or JB ROM. But that is hit or miss. Just depends on your firmware and how you got there. Your best bet is to save your money and buy a phone with JB. Sorry.

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vrmlbasic

My phone is only a bit over a year old and is now practically first-party hardware (Droid RAZR) and I'm lucky to have ICS.

Well, considering the lag and atrocious performance ICS has bestowed upon me, unlucky. Except for refusing to connect to 4G on awake from sleep mode, Gingerbread was worlds superior in day-to-day usage for me.

So I'm not too sure that I even want Jelly Bean, assuming that Google ever feels like reaching down from on high and bestowing it upon me.

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DR_JDUBZ

4 g is utterly useless. when telecom providers only give up to 6 gb of bandwidth a month, being able to download 6 gb in less than a few minutes makes it useless

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whelderwheels613

I have the maxx, and unfortunately, there isn't anything Google can do. The reason why we are stuck at ICS is because of Motorola and their crappy bloatware that they have the incessant desire to push upon it users. I can safely say that because of this, I surely will not be buying any Motorola devices in the future.

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Paper Jam

I really think it has more to do with the carriers than it does the manufacturers. Especially when the carrier is VZW. Look at the G-Nex. If a Nexus can't be updated there when it has been everywhere else, something is wrong. As for Motorola, I hope that next year they have worked out everything left by the previous regime. They have said they want to give a pure Android experience, but the carriers want skins to differentiate brands. As for hardware, say what you will about Moto, but mine gets service in places my buddy's GS3 and my wife's HTC doesn't.

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Peanut Fox

I've never been a Moto fan, but I'd think they'd end up being a top candidate if for no other reason they're part of the Google sphere now.

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vrmlbasic

I like the Droid Razr for its form factor and its construction that has withstood a year of abuse (where other phones haven't) by me, but that's about all the good I can say for it over the competition.

I don't know who is most to blame with the ICS lag and bloatware, Verizon/Moto/Google, but the lot of 'em should be ashamed that a relatively new phone that they really propped up underperforms greatly at times under ICS. Text input should not lag on a dual-core phone. Hundreds of megabytes of RAM should not be in use when I haven't initiated a single app. Yet it does, and is.

I also expected a bit more from Motorola now that Google has absorbed them, but I guess I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. I'm still skeptical over Google's Nexus phone and its lack of effective 4G LTE in 2012. I guess I can't expect forward progress from a company that really seems to be going backwards on the smartphone front.

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andrewc513

"Hundreds of megabytes of RAM should not be in use when I haven't initiated a single app."

Actually, that's exactly how it should(and does) work, for core/main apps at least. Bloatware that's never used should not be taking up resources at all, so they can be disabled, which is also a standard, non-root feature incorporated into Android since 4.0.x.

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vrmlbasic

And yet the bloatware is running from the time the phone is powered on until it is powered off. Listed as "running", not as a "suspended process" in the stock ICS task manager, so it is taking up resources.

The bloatware can't be "disabled" in any meaningful way as it'll still run after any attempts are made and it cannot be uninstalled, only updates to it can be, as I'm sure you know.

The phone has 1 GB of RAM, yet I generally observe ~700 MB of it being "in use" as soon as I turn my phone on. 70% of my phone's memory is essentially lost to me. This is unacceptable. What horrid programming practices are going on at Google/Moto/Verizon that simply having my phone idle requires 70% of its memory? Display of text input should never lag behind the user typing it, but yet it does, and looking at ICS phone reviews, this seems to be regarded as acceptable. WTF.

I've had to revert to Opera Mini as Opera Mobile had serious lag due to the flagrant waste of resources via the powers that be on my phone.

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vrmlbasic

I like the Droid Razr for its form factor and its construction that has withstood a year of abuse (where other phones haven't) by me, but that's about all the good I can say for it over the competition.

I don't know who is most to blame with the ICS lag and bloatware, Verizon/Moto/Google, but the lot of 'em should be ashamed that a relatively new phone that they really propped up underperforms greatly at times under ICS. Text input should not lag on a dual-core phone. Hundreds of megabytes of RAM should not be in use when I haven't initiated a single app. Yet it does, and is.

I also expected a bit more from Motorola now that Google has absorbed them, but I guess I shouldn't be getting my hopes up. I'm still skeptical over Google's Nexus phone and its lack of effective 4G LTE in 2012. I guess I can't expect forward progress from a company that really seems to be going backwards on the smartphone front.

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