Jelly Bean powered models now account for over 40% of Android phones
Following Jelly Bean, Gingerbread powered phones are the next most widely used in the Android world. About one out of every three Android devices that visited the Google Play Store was running Android 2.3 through Android 2.3.7 in the two weeks that ended on Thursday. Devices powered by Ice Cream Sandwich amounted to 22.5% of Android models, down from the 23.3% in the previous month. Remember when Android 2.2 Froyo was a big deal, allowing Android users to run Adobe Flash and store certain apps on a micro SD card? Only 2.5% of phones now run that particular build.
Last week, Android 4.3 started rolling out on Nexus models, so next month we will have a good idea how widespread that new build is after a month.
source: Google via AndroidCentral
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2663; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Wow, Great!!! I think JB will eat most of the Pie even after KLP launch for more time.
2. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Now all the trash talk of fragmentation can stop. 4.1 is decent enough for mid tier phones. 4.2 is luxury still.
18. mohit9206 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
I think even ICS is good enough.But gingerbread just die already.
3. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
I wonder how big is the percentage of phones that run a custom rom.. Any way to check that?
4. Sniggly (Posts: 7048; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I expect this holiday season will lead to another big dropoff in Gingerbread usage, and with even budget Android devices at least running decently, I don't think that's going to be the result of a mass exodus to iPhones. We're coming up on the two year mark from the last months of the last year we had new devices on Gingerbread come out. Once we hit April/May of 2014, we'll see the two year mark for the early adopters of the first major ICS phones.
Within a year we can expect Jelly Bean and above to start crushing the market share of older versions, and by that point whoever is left on 2.3 or below is there because they either can't get a newer device or don't really want to.
6. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
I am one of the 6.5% , thank you cyanogenmod for bringing new life for the long forgotten GS2
11. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
It's not exactly long forgotten. It's been updated to 4.1.2
16. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
My another smartphone the Jurassic GS1 is also running jelly bean , but this time MIUI jellybean .
7. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
I wonder how many of the 2.3 people are first time smartphone buyers from 2 years ago, who havent upgraded? Like how my parents are still using flip phones from 2006, letting their upgrades sit and rot.
19. mohit9206 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Me.I bought my first Android handset in 2012 running Gingerbread and still using it.
8. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
and over 99% of theem will slow down over time
dont you just love how they deny it until google offers a fix
the lengths they have to go through just to enjoy a decent phone
root, tweak, mod, rom, daily dalvik cache clears, factory reset
they know its true yet they will deny it to their graves all in the name of customization
9. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
How much does Apple pay you for your blind loyalty?
14. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
i dont even own a single apple device..
but i like how you cant deny a thing i said
oh wait you will
just like android smotthness pre project butter
i bet your device is rooted with a custom rom
10. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is funny how Apple lovers come on these pages and spew about lag and fragmentation when their own phones have the same problems. It makes me wonder if Apple has been planting seeds in the media.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
iPhone 4 is basically dying on iOS 6. iPhone 4S lags from time to time. iPhone 5 stutters sometimes.
My GS3 stutters from time to time. Every device does. If you claim a phone does not lag or stutters at all, you're lying.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Do this: type in the words 'apple iPhone lag' in any search engine and enjoy the show.
13. marbovo (Posts: 652; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Will JB became the new Gingerbread when KLP launches?
20. mohit9206 (Posts: 9; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
I can definitely see that happening.JB will continue to be the leader for another 2 years before succumbing to KLP.
22. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
All the crap Android has taken over the years is finally paying off. I remember having to defend my beloved platform to so many skeptics years ago. Now I have to explain things like "you can't download that on your phone. It's not android". I'm practically spoiled by this Note 2.