Android distribution update: Jelly Bean surpasses Ice Cream Sandwich

Android distribution update: Jelly Bean surpasses Ice Cream SandwichFrom January to February, Jelly Bean crept modestly from 10.2% to 13.6% share, but Google’s new measuring technique paints a significantly rosier picture, with the latest version of Android having leapt from 16.5% in March to 25% in April.

This month’s key takeaway is that Jelly Bean’s Android market share is now higher than that of Ice Cream Sandwich. Huzzah?

There’s little change at the top, however, as Gingerbread, almost 18 months old, remains the dominant version of Android with 38.5% share.

Elsewhere, Honeycomb, the tablet-specific version of Android that powered the, uhm, Motorola Atrix, is almost completely forgotten, with a tiny 0.1% share.

Of course, Key Lime Pie is set to come and mess things up a ton shortly, possibly at Google I/O, but more likely in a few months’ time.

In any case, here’s how the Android distribution picture looks at present:

  • Donut (Android 1.6) – 0.1% (was 0.1%)
  • Eclair (Android 2.1) – 1.7% (was 1.7%)
  • Froyo (Android 2.2) – 3.7% (was 4%)
  • Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – 38.5% (was 39.8%)
  • Honeycomb (Android 3.0+) – 0.1% (was 0.2%)
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0+) – 27.5% (was 29.3%)
  • Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) – 28.4% (was 25%)

via: Android Developers

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