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Registered: ‎07-17-2008
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most common os version?

Hi there,

 

 I don't have agood idea about which OS to target for my application. Could anyone here give me an idea what are the most used OS versions out there.  How is the breakdown of people running 4.2 versus 4.3 or something older or newer. I was hoping to have the minimum version of 4.3 but if that is not common enough i would rethink my approach

 

best regards,

 

 

blizzz

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Posts: 19,628
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
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Re: most common os version?

If you review this Thread,

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=java_dev&message.id=668 

you will see that Mike Kirkup from Rim suggests that 75% of all devices are 4.2 or latter.

 

Personally, I would develop for the Pearl and 8800 devices, which were initially 4.2 and 4.2.1 devices respectively.

 

 

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Posts: 16,676
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 LE, Z30, Passport
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Re: most common os version?

i would suggest to use 4.2.1 as a platform unless you need features added later on. it covers nearly all available BBs.
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