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Study: KitKat execution slower than Jelly Bean

Many major OEMs have made the move to KitKat, but maybe not as quick as they did to Jelly Bean. A new Chitika report shows that only about 10% of Android devices are running Android 4.4 or better. In a similar timeframe after Jelly Bean launched, it had a 16% adoption rate.

Android usage: more than a third of users are stuck in 2011

It seems fair to say that many Android users want to be running Kit Kat. But the truth of the matter here, not all that many are actually getting that wish. In fact, according to the latest Android 'platform versions' report released by Google -- only 2.5 percent of users are on Kit Kat. Furthermore, even though Kit Kat has been available for roughly four months, it remains at such a little percentage that Google has yet to split the percentages between 4.4 and 4.4.2.

Sony teases Android 4.3 for the Xperia T, TX, V and SP

Sony has returned with another status update in terms of Android 4.3. They have yet to announce a specific availability date, however it looks like four Xperia handsets will be getting a bump in Jelly Bean in the next month or so. The devices include the Xperia T, TX, V and SP and the rough timeline points towards late January or early February.

Sony talks Android 4.3 for the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z

It was a few weeks earlier when Sony announced that Jelly Bean was rolling out to the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Perhaps more important though, that news came with a bit of teasing about how the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update rollout for the "remaining" Sony Xperia devices was "right around the corner." Well, it looks like that day has come and Sony has announced Jelly Bean for four additional devices.

Verizon Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update rolling out

Following some of the other carrier branded Galaxy S III updates, Verizon Wireless has become the latest to begin rolling out Android 4.3. With that in mind, those carrying a Verizon Galaxy S III should be on the lookout for the update notification to arrive. Knowing the update rollout has already begun, users will be seeing an update that measures in at roughly 116MB in size and delivering support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch as well as a decent sized list of fixes, changes, and other miscellaneous tweaks.
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