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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mohit9206, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. mohit9206

    mohit9206 Member
    Thread Starter

    I am still on gingerbread since i haven't bought a new phone since early 2012.Anyone still on Android version other than Jellybean ?
     

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    I use a Galaxy Nexus with 4.2.2 but my emergency backup in my drawer is on 2.3.4. It works, but I hope I never need it
     
  3. Bionic under Jelly Bean. Backup is Droid X under Ice Cream Sandwich.

    ... Thom
     
  4. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    Last i checked, i read that GB still has the largest number of users. That's unfortunate for those who are stuck on it. I just made the jump from 2.3 to 4.2 and i will never go back.
     
  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
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    Can't you update it? I did with my previous phones.

    I'm currently using 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and have no issues/problems with it.
     
  6. djdrma

    djdrma Well-Known Member

    i know a guy that had a flip phone for 8 years while android was just starting so its no big deal. i have a galaxy s3 that im going to have for years hopefully because phones are expensive on prepaid
     
  7. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

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  8. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    My Venture runs Gingerbread 2.3.5. No updates exist.

    I just bought a Nook Simple Touch at Staples. It apparently has 2.1. I'll be rooting it soon but again, no updates that I know of.
     
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  9. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    The Strat is running 2.3.6, and I'm not seeing it being updated anymore unless I root it or whatnot!
     
  10. Thatdad

    Thatdad Android Expert

    I can't remember what android device I had before but it was GB. After that I had went to iOS then back to Android and iOS then just Android after I got my iPhone 4 completely in eternal Bootloop. Needless to say I would never go back to GB, and I'm definitely glad to be back with Android. :D
     
  11. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert

    I would be on Gingerbread still, but I rooted when they said Sense 3.0 will/will not come. Now rocking CM10.1.
     
  12. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL *

    Still runnin GB 2.3.7 only stable rom for the LG optimus v (rooted) . Devs are real close to a stable 4.1 and CM 10.1 i'll be flashing over as soon as they get everything working and stable.

    Some are good enough for daily driver, but i'll wait for stability.
     
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Don't think it's unfortunate or what you might expecting. Where I am, there's plenty Froyo and Gingerbread phones, mostly older or budget ones. People seem to be using them quite happily, as long as they still work, can do what they need, like phone calls, SMS, QQ, WeChat, MP3s, mah-jongg and poker games, etc. Even these are still better than what they had before, basic candy-bar and flip-phones.

    I wouldn't want to go back to an older version like that now. Minimum of ICS for my uses now. TBH I've not seen too much to differentiate ICS 4.0.4 from Jellybean 4.1.2, apart from looking a bit different and improved accessibility for the visually impaired.
     
  14. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    i suppose its like tv, unless you see a coloured one youll be really happy with black n white :thumbup:
     
  15. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I run various

    Phone is currently stuck at 4.1.2

    Nexii currently at 4.2.2

    Tab 2 10.1 at 4.2.2 via root/ROM

    Kindle Fire at 4.1

    Mach Speed Trio at 4.0

    Google TV (Vizio CoStar) fork of Honeycomb 3.x

    Paperweight Coby Kyros at 2.1 currently oldest and unusable.
     
  16. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That's true actually, unless you've actually seen it, you're not going to know about it. We had a black and white TV, and so did everyone else in the street, and I think we were happy. Then one of the neighbours got a colour one, and all kids including myself pile on round there to watch it. Then it was pleading with the parents for us to get a colour TV.

    My house-mate here, he used to have a Motorola flip-phone. I bought a Lenovo P700i Android last year, he could see what I was doing with it, two weeks later he bought the exact same phone. Last month I bought a Samsung from Hong Kong, but this one has Google on it unlike the Chinese Lenovo. And now he wants an Android phone with Google on it rather than Chinese services, preferably a Samsung. So he's going to order one from Hong Kong next month.
     
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Its human nature bro. Forest tribes would be so happy until a more advanced culture shows up and lets them see whats possible. Happiness is relative.
    Citys are bad because the "have nots" are so close to the "haves". In a place where theres really really rich people, the average person is gona feel poor.
    D'oh im digressing yet again :banghead::)
     
  18. Stannis the Mannis

    Stannis the Mannis Rapscallion

    What about Project Butter?
     
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  19. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That's an e-book reader with an e-ink screen. Presumably running a highly modified(lobotomised) version of Android. Probably 2.1 would be OK for that, unless B&N decides otherwise I guess. Might never be any updates anyway. B&N is discontinuing their own Nook tablet business and relying on third-parties for Nook devices instead.
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/25/barnes-and-noble-posts-119-million-loss/
     
  20. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    I always thought a fully functional Android tablet with an e-ink screen and a week of battery life would sell quite well. Surprised they are just ebook readers. An e-ink smartphone would get darn good battery life! I might buy a Nook Simple Touch just to root and play with it. There's an online guide to get Play Store on one and get a android tablet with over a week of battery. I certainly could enjoy being off the cord longer for my daily uses
     
  21. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    True. When i got JB i was already on quite a fast phone so Butter wasnt so obvious to me but now i understand how it works and ive increased the "touch boost frequency" (the speed your CPU jumps to as soon as you touch the screen) on custom kernels, i can see/feel how much of a difference it makes :thumbup:
     
  22. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Don't think I ever noticed it TBH. I was aware of Project Butter and what it was supposed to mean for Android. I've used various Chinese ICS devices, some really laggy and horrible, and some very good. I've got the Samsung phone with Jellybean now but I think that's more benefited because it's quad-core and has double the RAM of my previous ICS devices. I'm still using the ICS Lenovo phone as a small tablet and media player, but it's fine, it's not laggy and seems nice and responsive.

    I could see that language support had improved, to make it more international, but I'm only using English and Chinese.
     
  23. rbheromax

    rbheromax Android Expert

    Im running cupcake on my HTC hero and froyo on my OG evo :) loving it. Keep it simple.
     
  24. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I noticed it. My Tab Plus moved from Honeycomb to 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 via official Samsung updates. The difference in smoothness of 4.1.2 compared to previous versions is just stunning.
     
  25. Stannis the Mannis

    Stannis the Mannis Rapscallion

    My phone was pretty snappy with 4.0.4 but when i got JB 4.1.2 i definitely noticed Project Butter. I got some more customisation options as well and the Q Slide function.
     
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