August 2, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
About a month ago, we noted that Android 4.0 was on approximately 1 in 10 Android devices, or 10.9% to be exact. Based on another stat recently released by Google, Android 4.0 now accounts for 15.9% of Android devices. While growth is always a good sign, the numbers for Gingerbread are still alarmingly high and Jelly Bean has barely scratched the surface.
More specifically, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) accounts for 60.6% of Android devices and, by comparison, last month’s Gingerbread statistic was 64%. While Gingerbread’s share of Android devices is certainly shrinking and ICS is growing, I would like to see the numbers increase in magnitude and hopefully see ICS become a majority soon.
In terms of Jelly Bean, it barely reached a percentage point in Google’s 2 week survey of the Play Store. The GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM WiFi are the only devices at this time running Android 4.1. Hopefully, Android 4.1 and Android 4.0 will continue to grow in months to come.