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New Android platform numbers show a slight bump for Jelly Bean

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New Android platform numbers show a slight bump for Jelly Bean
Another month, another new set of Android platform distribution numbers. Unfortunately, this month didn't see huge changes in the numbers, which makes sense because the HTC One has only been out for about a week, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just now starting to make it to customers. After those flagship devices launch, we'd expect to see the numbers shift even faster towards Jelly Bean.

New Android platform numbers show a slight bump for Jelly Bean
Of course, if you remember, last month Google changed the way it counts devices for the platform numbers in an effort to give developers a more accurate picture of what devices have active users. We can't say if that has played into the relative stasis of the numbers, but it is possible. The biggest change from last month is with Jelly Bean, specifically Android 4.1, which grew from 23% to 26.1%. 

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich actually saw a drop from 29.3% to 27.5%, as did Gingerbread going from almost 40% to 38.5%. Oddly, Froyo actually saw an increase, but that is most likely because of the new counting method rather than an actual increase in Android 2.2 devices in the wild. 

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posted on 01 May 2013, 19:10 4

1. cenasucks4eva (unregistered)


good good

posted on 01 May 2013, 19:19

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


@MH -- sight or slight? Pl check title.

posted on 01 May 2013, 19:30 10

3. saenaedewe (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2013)


@rusticguy -- PI or PA? Check dude :)

posted on 01 May 2013, 19:52 3

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Fixed. Thanks!

posted on 01 May 2013, 23:30

5. palmguy (Posts: 216; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


My Epic Touch on Sprint went from GB to JB, and so did alot of other carriers Galaxy S2's. I believe the software updates helped this jump in number.

posted on 02 May 2013, 05:50

6. TMHKR (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


What updates? Jelly Bean still didn't make it to the mid-range devices, as promised by Samsung way back in September last year.

posted on 02 May 2013, 07:31 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes it did. Stratosphere II on a Verizon is running 4.1 JB...

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