Android 4.0+ Now Powers Over 60% Of All Active Android Devices [Report]
Google has announced the latest distribution numbers of the Android operating system over a 14-day period ending on June 8. The figures show a consistent growth in the number of Android users running Jelly Bean while older versions of the operating system, including Honeycomb, continue on the journey towards extinction.
This data is collected by recording which operating systems customers are using who accessed the Google Play Store over a 14-day period near the end of the month, which gives us a peak at what version of Android is running on active devices around the world; this data is then broken down and put into a simple pie chart for us to analyze.
The figures clearly show that Donut is getting close to the point of expiration, holding only 0.1% of the Android market, exactly the same as last month.
It appears that Honeycomb is holding 0.1% of the Android market for the third month running. However, Eclair (1.4%) and Froyo (3.1) have decreased ever so slightly.
It is clear that quite a few Android users still use Gingerbread, holding 34.1% of the market which is a 4.4% decrease from last month’s 38.5%.
These figures also show that Jelly Bean has moved up to 37.9%, which is a 4.9% increase over last month’s 33%.
The amount of users running Ice Cream Sandwich has decreased from last month’s 27.5% to 23.3 %. This is probably due to most Android users upgrading from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean.
Android 4.0+ dominates the market, with over 60% of users running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean on all active Android devices. It will not be too long now until all other versions of the operating system are extinct and the first to go will be Donut, closely followed by Honeycomb.