Android 2.3 Gingerbread still tops Android OS market

 

Is it a cause for alarm that Google’s latest operating systems, the 4.1 Jelly Bean and the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, have been lagging behind the old 2.3 Gingerbread OS?

According to reports, the Gingerbread OS only feel by 2% from the previous month. This number still puts it on top of the most used Android OS. This figure also shows that devices running on 2.3 Gingerbread OS are still being used by half of Android users all over the world.

Google’s latest Jelly Bean went up by only 0.6%, while the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich only gained 3%.

Interestingly enough, tech companies running on Google’s Android OS have been using the Ice cream Sandwich for their new smartphones and not the Jelly Bean. Though they have been slowly rolling out updates, many are still stuck with the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Do you want to know how bad it is for Jelly Bean? Even the Froyo, the Android 2.2 OS, is ahead of it with 12.9% of Android users that are still using it.

Is there something wrong with the 4.1 Jelly Bean OS or is it really because of the slow roll out of the upgrades that Jelly Bean is lagging behind?

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RIM not set to release BlackBerry 10 platform

 Will we be seeing a new Research and Motion device in next week’s BlackBerry World?

According to CNET, prepare to be disappointed as a representative of the company said that they are not going to release any BlackBerry 10 hardware.

The yearly convention is one that is being looked up to as BlackBerry developers, enthusiasts and business partners take in RIM’s latest and future wares. This year, the company will be trying to convince its slowly shrinking followers and prevent any more decline as they would try to lift up their hopes.

One of the most sought after releases for the company is its BlackBerry 10 platform. The said platform is the best hope that the company has in-order to make a huge splash in the smartphone business.

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins believes that the BlackBerry 10 will open new doors as this platform can start a revolution of new devices.

The company plans to release a Beta version of the BlackBerry 10 next week. Developers who will join in the fray will get a Dev Alpha device. This said device though isn’t a BlackBerry 10 phone nor will it be based on the latest software.

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Early version of Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS launched

Windows aficionados’ long wait is over. It looks like Microsoft’s latest operating system is nearing its release with the availability of the preview of Windows 8 being unveiled in during the World Mobile Congress this week.

Companies normally release a preview version before its official release to allow individuals to test the software.

Windows 8 was designed to be used across different devices that include Tablets, smartphones and personal computers.

According to president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft Steven Sinofsky, “With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and how to make everything feel like a natural extension of the device, whether using a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or all-in-one. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a no-compromises approach using your PC.”

The company claims that they have improved the latest preview since the developer release. Improvements can be noticed in the touch, keyboard and mouse interface, performance and reliability improvements.

The Windows 8 also has the beta version of the Windows Store. The latter offers different Metro styled apps from third party developers and Microsoft.

Sinofsky adds, “It’s an even better Windows than Windows 7. It’s incredibly fast and fluid to just navigate this UI.”

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