Android version breakdown data has been released and KitKat and Jelly Bean rule the chart, comprising over 80% of all builds. What will happen after 5.0?
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?
Users of the LTE version of the Xperia Tablet Z are reporting that the Android 4.2.2 update is now rolling out to the tablet, bringing some notable user interface changes.
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.
Android 4.3 is now out and it brings a lot of fun features. A feature that’s been hidden is the Permission Manager. We’ll tell what it is and how it works.
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.
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?
The United Kingdom is the latest region to receive the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One. A spokesperson for HTC has also indicated that the update will hit Asia sometime this week as well.