We’ve been perusing the latest distribution report from Android Developers, and the figures make for typically interesting reading. As always, the stats are based on visits to Google Play – this time over the 14-day period ending January 3.
Putting a semi-positive spin on things (why the heck not?), nearly 40% of Android users are now rocking version 4.0 or above.
That’s a fairly significant improvement from the figures we looked at in early August, when Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) combined to account for a mere 16.7%.
Of course, the flip side of the coin is that 60+% of Android users are on pretty ancient versions. Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in particular weighs in with a massive 47.6% share.
Though, as we’ve observed several times before, a significant number of Android users don’t seem to know – or care – which version they’re on. You and I are very much in the minority with our daily mobile rantage.
In any case, here’s your breakdown in full:
- Donut (Android 1.6) – 0.2%
- Eclair (Android 2.1) – 2.4%
- Froyo (Android 2.2) – 9%
- Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – 47.6%
- Honeycomb – 1.5%
- Ice Cream Sandwich – 29.1%
- Jelly Bean – 10.2%