Jelly Bean now runs on over 50% of all Android devices


Google has just released its new Android flavour, KitKat. While KitKat is just starting to roll out on Nexus devices and should be available in most flagship devices in a few months’ time before the rest eventually get an upgrade, it is comforting to see the latest numbers on Android adoption. Jelly Bean which was almost hitting the 50% adoption mark last time these numbers were out is now comfortable, commanding a cool 52.1% of the Android devices that accessed the Google Play Store over the seven day period ended yesterday (November 1st).

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich runs on 20% of all Android devices while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is stable at 26%.

This could be the last time we hear of Android 2.2 Froyo since it currently runs on just less than 2% of all Android devices and traditionally Google stops tracking an Android version when it is running on less than 1% of all devices. Talking of next time, that’s when we expect Android 4.4 KitKat to finally show up.

Here is the chart showing the details

Android adoption chart as of November 1st 2013


Here is the table

Android Version Codename/Dessert Name Distribution
2.2 Froyo 1.7%
2.3 Gingerbread 26.3%
3.x Honeycomb 0.1%
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 19.8%
4.1 Jelly Bean 37.3%
4.2 12.5%
4.3 2.3%

Looking at these figures you realize that save for Jelly Bean all the other versions of Android witnessed a slight drop in percentage points indicating that people are moving up.





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