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.
Android 4.1 and 4.2 adoption surpasses 45 percent, but where is 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?
Now that Jelly Bean has become the most used Iteration of Android, let’s take a look back at its rise to the top. Overthrowing the Gingerbread king wasn’t easy, but Google had a little help from their friends. If nothing else, Jelly Bean represents a major shift in Android hardware, and how devices are able to support newer versions.
Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version 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?
HTC One Android 4.2.2 update goes live in the UK, Asia to follow later this week