Android 4.0+ Now Powers 63% Of Active Android Devices [Report]

Android Platforms August

Google has just released the latest distribution figures of the Android operating system over a 14-day period ending on August 1. The numbers show a consistent growth in the amount of Android users running Jelly Bean while older versions of the operating system, including Eclair, 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 an insight at what version of Android is running on active devices around the world. The Google Play team then break down this information and condense it into a simple pie chart for us to comb through.

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 the results for June and July.

It appears that Honeycomb is holding 0.1% of the Android market for the fourth month running. However, Eclair (1.2%) and Froyo (2.5%) have dipped ever so slightly.

It is clear that quite a few Android users still use Gingerbread, holding 33.1% of the market which is a 1% decrease from last month’s 34.1%.

The amount of users running Ice Cream Sandwich has dropped down to 22.5% of the market, from last months 23.3% – that’s a 0.8% decrease.

The data also shows that Jelly Bean has experienced an increase in users over the past month as it now holds 40.5% of the market, which is a 2.6% increase over last months 37.9%.

Android 4.0+ continues to dominate the market, with 63% of all active Android users running Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean – that’s a 3% increase from last months 60%. It won’t be long now until all other versions of the OS become extinct, the first to go will be Donut, closely followed by Honeycomb, and then presumably Eclair.