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Jelly Bean claims 10.2% of Android distribution, Gingerbread falls to 47.6%

January 3, 2013 | by Natesh Sood

Android, Android OS, Google Android

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Android Jelly Bean is the latest version of the Operating System and the most coveted version of Android available today.  However, if an uninformed individual took a look at the distribution numbers, he/she would likely believe that Gingerbread is the most coveted version of Android since it is still the overwhelming majority.

Six months after launching Android Jelly Bean, only 10.2% of all Android users are running the latest version.  Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is also another popular release owns 29.1% of Android distribution.  Gingerbread, while it may have lost some market share, still owns 47.6% of all users.

The major, and obvious, plight of Android is fragmentation and users are often stuck on lower versions of the Operating Systems.  With Nexus devices in such high demand, we are hoping non-Nexus manufacturers understand that the users want devices that will receive updates for the duration of at least two years and those updates should be timely.

Hopefully the next time the Android distribution numbers are published, Jelly Bean and ICS will have more users than Gingerbread.

[Android Developers]