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Android on a diet: no more Donut or Eclair stats in monthly distribution table

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Android on a diet: no more Donut or Eclair stats in monthly distribution table
With a combined 1.3% share of Android devices last month, Google has finally removed Donut and Eclair from the monthly distribution tables. The removal took place because those two builds of Android do not support the new Google Play Store app which is where the data is mined from. And as you would expect, during the 7 day period ending on Wednesday, growth in the Android platform was found in the Jelly Bean build. Including Android 4.1 (36.6%) and Android 4.2 (8.5%), Jelly Bean accounted for 45.5% of Android models, up from 40.5% in last month's survey.

Ice Cream Sandwich's share of Android devices in use has started coming down. The latest figures show that Android build to be in 21.7% of the models surveyed, compared to the 22.5% it scored last month. Gingerbread also came down, from 33.1% to 30.7%. And note that Android 4.3 isn't listed at all, even though the build was available at the end of July. Perhaps Google will update the stats or at the least, provide some information. That is, as long as the entire staff isn't stuffing their faces with Kit Kat bars.

Jelly Bean gains traction in the last month

Jelly Bean gains traction in the last month


source: Google via Phandroid

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posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:12 7

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


JB would be eating the whole Pie Now.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:15 6

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I thinks it's the new GB.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:23 3

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Good to see JB is leading. A great android update which is way head of competitor's OS in term of features.
and sad 4.3 don't eat much of pie diagram.
Fragmentation is kinda high on android (present in all OS though) all blames on OEM skins and carriers. Hope google would do something about fragmentation.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 02:30 5

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


There's nothing like 4.3 in this Pie, may be Google or PA forgot. Yes fragmentation is there but it's getting much better optimized in every next version(s), one time will come when there'll be no word like lag remain.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 03:04 4

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Agree. And that will come soon
i think 4.4 will be the answer since its rumoured to run well on low specs.
but still the so called "lag" will exist in hater eyes. Lag is 90% cured in JB.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 08:57

8. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 255; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Theres always someone that thinks the next version will cure lag...fact is, imho, it will always be there in some form or another. My new Nexus 7 still lags here and there. Phones have such impressive specs these days you can't blame hardware anymore, and Android has been going for long enough now for any optimisation issues to be sorted (you would hope) - i dont think it will ever be truly eradicated...

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:47 2

10. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


A lot of it rests on the developers who don't optimize their apps properly.

It's also perception, lag isn't nearly as bad as some people make out. Too many people comparing one OS to another and not realizing the speeds at which things get done aren't always the same. Doesn't necessarily mean one is lagging, just operates at a different frame rate.

And haters are going to hate, just because. Most of the lag comments are from people who hate Android, simple as that.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:55

11. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


"My nexus 7 still lags here and there" That's where you messed up. Because many many others will disagree.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 05:46

6. amansingal14 (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Why is 4.3 not there? I am using 4.3, and many others I know also use 4.3 as their phone OS.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:06 1

7. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Gingerbread is like Windows XP, just won't go away because so many people still like it too much. Overall, good to see the distribution getting better for the newer versions. Every time I see one of these charts I think of when Andy Rubin said people will vote with their wallets in regards to how phones get upgraded. SS figured it out, Sony has been really good too, and Asus kills in getting out timely updates. Now if only the carriers would get the message.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 10:22

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2970; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


In one years time, I bet that pie change is more dramatic then this years or previous.

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