Jelly Bean almost catches Gingerbread in newest Android platform numbers
2 December December Android platform numbers have KitKat at 1.1%, Jelly Bean at 54.5%
8 July Android 4.x FTW: Jelly Bean finally the king of the Android ecosystem
3 June Jelly Bean almost catches Gingerbread in newest Android platform numbers
1 May New Android platform numbers show a slight bump for Jelly Bean
5 March March Android platform numbers have Jelly Bean up and Gingerbread down
1. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Basically, ICS became the testing platform for JB. Many manufacturers opted to put JB on their recent devices coz it is not just the newest but a more stable mate compared to ICS.
15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 911; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
It's not only about stability, but more about performance.
With ICS you needed a more powerful device than with Gingerbread. That means many devices couldn't be updated as they didn't have the needed specifications.
But with JB you can run it in any ICS device, and even in devices whith lower specs, so it's normal it getting the numbers faster than ICS.
2. papss (unregistered)
Wow JB did great at catching on tbh... Now lets hope that KLP does just as well.
3. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Googles probably going to wait till like 50% of the market is running 4.2.1
6. papss (unregistered)
That's not a bad thing...
Btw I hate the new arrangement of the reply icon
9. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I kept on wondering why the reply box came up when I tried to vote on comments!
5. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
While my Mom and Dad is still part of the 3.2% running Group (2.2.2) on a LG Optimistic V and Samsung Dart. Hopefully I can get them a flagship and root it when necessary.
10. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I used to have an "optimistic" one(hence my user name), and you should root it and put Jelly Bean on it!
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6477; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Sometimes I hate when Manufacturers don't update their older models and have too force us too buy new ones. that's my only problem
8. papss (unregistered)
They aren't forcing you to do anything. We (tech nerds) always want the latest and greatest phones..
11. robocopvn (Posts: 180; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
based on this graph, I see no fragmentation as "somebody" said !
12. Sniggly (Posts: 7020; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm quite impressed; about two thirds of Android users are on the two latest versions of Android, and most of the distribution is between only three major versions, one of which is beginning a rapid decline. Of course the cycle will start all over again with the next version of Android, but it seems like manufacturers are finally getting the hang of more timely updates and not releasing phones with old ass software.