Disadvantages of Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3) and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0)

All of us very well know that the Best and Easily Available Operating System for Mobile is Google Android.


First let’s talk about what is Android?

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Android is a Unix like Operating System specially designed for mobile phone to give the experience of a Popular phone of that time Apple iPhone (2009) in much less price. Android was initially a private owned company (Android Inc.) in 2003 and in 2007 Google took over Android and renamed it to Google Android.

History of Android


Version Code name Release date API level Distribution
4.2.x Jelly Bean November 13, 2012 17 4.0%
4.1.x Jelly Bean July 9, 2012 16 29.0%
4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich December 16, 2011 15 25.6%
3.2 Honeycomb July 15, 2011 13 0.1%
3.1 Honeycomb May 10, 2011 12 0%
2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread February 9, 2011 10 36.4%
2.3–2.3.2 Gingerbread December 6, 2010 9 0.1%
2.2 Froyo May 20, 2010 8 3.2%
2.0–2.1 Eclair October 26, 2009 7 1.5%
1.6 Donut September 15, 2009 4 0.1%
1.5 Cupcake April 30, 2009 3 0%


Around a year ago Google launched its new version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x) and few months back it launched Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x – 4.2.x). Google has fixed many glitches from its earlier Android version but still there are many more glitches that the users of these Android versions are facing.

Problems of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich


  • Unable to Transfer Applications to External SD Card


This is the Main disadvantage of Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (ie Android 4.0.x – 4.2.x). In these version of Android, Google has Updated the storage option and Dedicated a part of  Internal Memory named as Internal SD Card (or NAND Flash in some devices). This was done because in earlier version of  Android the user have to Insert an External SD card to use basic feature of the device like Camera, etc. Google has very well removed this glitch in Android 4.0.x – 4.2.x but the new problem is that the user cannot move their application to External SD Card so there is Limited Memory for applications in these versions of Android, The External SD can only be used for Media Storage. Google is working on this and might do something about it in its next Update

  • Missing December in Jelly Bean


In the Update 4.2.0 the user observed that December was missing from their calender but Google Updated that in its Update to 4.2.1.