KitKat, the latest version of Android, is gaining ground, now running on almost a quarter of all Android devices, while older versions such as FroYo and Gingerbread are on the decline.
The Jelly Bean versions of Android are now running on just under half of all active devices. The actual number is 48.6% and for the first time this number is made up of devices also running Android 4.3.
Jelly Bean has continued its rise while Android 2.3 Gingerbread continues to fade. At present over 45% of Android devices used today run Android 4.1 or Android 4.2, while only 30.7% use Android 2.3.3+. But there is an anomaly, Android 4.3 doesn’t show up in Google’s official stats. Where is it?
Android 4.1 is now the predominant version of Android in use at the present. It is currently used on 34 percent of devices while Android 2.3.3+ Gingerbread runs on 33 percent of devices in use today.
New data from Google shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, now runs on over 61 percent of Android devices, while Jelly Bean itself (Android 4.1 and Android 4.2) runs on just under 38 percent of devices. Can you believe that Gingerbread is still so popular?
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The stats, which are based on numbers of devices visiting the Google Play Store, show that the share of Android users running Jelly Bean on their devices is growing rapidly.
Speaking at Google I/O, Android engineering director Dave Burke acknowledged the problem with fragmentation and talked about some of the possible solutions.
With 38.5% of Android users still running Gingerbread is it time to re-consider the fragmented Android ecosystem, or is the OS stronger than ever due to a wide range of supported devices?
New data released by Google reveals that Jelly Bean adoption has been growing at the expense of previous OS version which are slowly losing market share.