Jelly Bean Now Powers 45% Of All Android Devices [Report]
Google has just released the latest distribution figures of the Android operating system over a 14-day period ending on September 4. The numbers show a consistent growth in the amount of Android users running Jelly Bean while older versions of the operating system, including Froyo, continue on their 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 an insight as to 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.
When looking at the chart, the first thing we notice is that Cupcake, Donut and Eclair are missing, this is because these versions of the Android operating system can no longer use the updated version of the Google Play Store, however, it’s mentioned on the Developer Dashboard that they total approximately 1% of all devices that “checked in” to the Google servers.
The figures clearly show that Honeycomb is getting close to the point of expiration, holding 0.1% of the Android market for the fifth month running.
Froyo has dipped ever so slightly down to 2.4% of the market, which is a 0.1% decrease from last month’s 2.5%.
It is clear that quite a few Android users still use Gingerbread, holding 30.7% of the market which is a 2.4% decrease from last month’s 33.1%.
The amount of users running Ice Cream Sandwich has dropped down to 21.7% of the market, from last months 22.5% – that’s a 0.8% decrease.
The data shows that Jelly Bean has experienced the most dramatic increase in users over the course of the past month, as it now holds 45.1% of the entire market, which is a 4.6% increase over last months 40.5%.
Android 4.0+ continues to dominate the market for the fourth month in a row, with 66.8% of all active Android users running Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean.