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Android Cellphones Handhelds Java Operating Systems Oracle The Internet

Feature Phones Make Java ME, Not Android, the #2 Mobile Internet OS 286

Posted by timothy
from the feature-creature dept.
bonch writes "According to a report from NetApplications, which has measured browser usage data since 2004, Oracle's Java Mobile Edition has surpassed Android as the #2 mobile OS on the internet at 26.80%, with iOS at 46.57% and Android at 13.44%. And the trend appears to be growing. Java ME powers hundreds of millions of low-end 'feature phones' for budget buyers. In 2011, feature phones made up 60% of the install base in the U.S." Looking at the linked chart, it looks Java ME's been ahead of Android for all of 2011, too, except for the month of October.
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Feature Phones Make Java ME, Not Android, the #2 Mobile Internet OS

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @10:21AM (#38572104)

    With these statistics, it's just damn clear that the average Android user isn't using their phones for anything but "dumb phone with nice screen+keyboard" activities

    It is?!?? Were you and I reading the same thing? Here's another conclusion: With this comment, it's clear RyuuzakiTetsuya is a stupid person.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @10:34AM (#38572340)

    Well first there was Java 3.1,
    Then there was Java 3.11, For Workgroups,
    Then there was Java 95
    Then there was Java 98
    Finally there was Java ME

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?