The problem of Android fragmentation is not as serious as it seems according to all of the debates on the matter. Of course, it is not pleasant to be left outside alone with an older version of Android, but in recent news, things are changing for the good. The Android developer console has recently released the new stats, which show that the Jelly Bean version of Android is now finally the most used at the moment, this impling that Gingerbread, who was benefitting from this title until now, has been dethroned. The Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2 form together almost 38 percent of the entire distribution share of Android versions. Gingerbread has 34.1, Icecream Sandwich has 23.3 and Eclair, Froyo and Honeycomb own together the rest of the percentage. This evolution represents a big step for Android and its' manufacturers, so it's good news for Android lovers, too. Even if Samsung or HTC weren't that good at updating their smartphones with the latest Android version, now it isn't the case anymore, for at least Samsung has made significant improvements in that area. We have to add the fact that these stats are based on the group of Android users who access the Play Store, not the entire nation of users of the platform. But still, developers find this sample the most significant one, so even in these terms, it's important news to be glad about.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool