Android 4.x FTW: Jelly Bean finally the king of the Android ecosystem
posted by Michael H. / Jul 08, 2013, 10:05 PM
As of last month, Jelly Bean had 33% of the ecosystem compared to Gingerbread's 36.5%, but the roles have reversed with the new July numbers. Jelly Bean has gained almost another 5% of the market and leads all versions of Android at 37.9%, while Gingerbread has dropped to 34.1%. Ice Cream Sandwich is still number 3 on the list, but it has lost share and is down to 23.3%.
The numbers are designed to show developers what users are accessing the Play Store, which are the users that developers would want to target with apps. Android 2.x continues to lose ground to Android 4.x, and that trend won't be reversing any time soon, so we have to ask again: should developers abandon Android 2.x and build for 4.x?
source: Android Developers
This story is part of:Android platform version history (5 updates)
2 December December Android platform numbers have KitKat at 1.1%, Jelly Bean at 54.5% It is the first Monday of the month, and we all know what that means: the new Android platform version numbers are out. As always, these numbers are designed to help developers know what level of the Android SDK to target with app releases. The numbers keep showing that Android 4.x is where to be led by strong numbers for Jelly Bean...
Now reading8 July Android 4.x FTW: Jelly Bean finally the king of the Android ecosystem The new monthly Android platform distribution numbers have come out, and it's another big win for our theory that developers might want to drop Android 2.x support all together, because it was another big win for the Android 4.x set, specifically Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly Bean. As expected, Jelly Bean has surpassed Gingerbread to become the king of the Android ecosystem...
3 June Jelly Bean almost catches Gingerbread in newest Android platform numbers Another month down means another set of Android platform numbers to help guide developers in decisions about what features to offer, and what level of the Android API to use when developing for the platform. And this month has shown more growth for Jelly Bean, which looks like it should overtake Gingerbread by next month as the dominant version...
1 May 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...
5 March March Android platform numbers have Jelly Bean up and Gingerbread down The Android platform numbers for March are out; and, as expected, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has continued to gain steam, while the reigning kind, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, continues to slide. And, overall the numbers are starting to turn towards Android 4.x, which is good considering that Android 5.0 is on the horizon...
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kay, NOW GIVE ME KEY LIME PIE !
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 10:11 PM 10
Shhh.... HTC owners might not like what you have said.
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Have fun when KLP is designed to work on low-end phones and you guys with superphones get nothing.
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 11:58 PM 1
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I believe he is talking about the rumor that Key Lime Pie will be a minimal operating system that will work on even the oldest of Android models. That way all Android models could run it. Then, extra features would be downloadable apps. (i.e. all phones could run KLP, but only the phones capable of running Google Now would be able to download and run that app). As of right now 'tis just a rumor, but it seems plausible.
posted on Jul 09, 2013, 8:25 AM 0
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