Jelly Bean finally surpasses Gingerbread in Android distribution chart

Jelly Bean finally surpasses Gingerbread in Android distribution chartIt’s that time of the month when we cast our eyes over the delicious Android distribution pie and attempt to make sense of the fragmentation game.

There’s actually good news(ish) this month, as we’re finally seeing Jelly Bean (Android 4.1, Android 4.2) moving past Gingerbread (Android 2.3) when it comes to share.

Oddly, it doesn’t look like we reported on the Android distribution figures this time last month, though recent headlines have included Jelly Bean creeps up, but Gingerbread’s still the daddy (March) and Jelly Bean surpasses Ice Cream Sandwich (May). You get the idea.

Jelly Bean has been around for a year now, and it’s finally – finally – the dominant version of Android. Let’s push those Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) rumours to the side for a moment, lest we spoil the party.

Interestingly, Honeycomb (Android 3.0), the tablet-specific version of Android that didn’t quite take off (ahem), is almost a distant memory, with 0.1% share.

Here’s how the Android distribution looks in full for the 14-day period ending July 8, 2013:

  • Donut (Android 1.6): 0.1%
  • Éclair (Android 2.1): 1.4%
  • Froyo (Android 2.2): 3.1%
  • Gingerbread: 34.1%
  • Honeycomb: 0.1%
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0): 23.3%
  • Jelly Bean: 37.9%

Yeah, they add up to 100%. I’m happy.

via: Android Developers

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 16:05

That'll teach the witch, Hansel :D

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 19:59

Didn't the big G fiddle the figures to make JB look more poplar a few months ago? On that basis, I bet GB is still the most popular, in reality.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 9, 2013 at 20:00

I would think so, too.


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