Android 4.x FTW: Jelly Bean finally the king of the Android ecosystem
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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...
8 July Android 4.x FTW: Jelly Bean finally the king of the Android ecosystemThe 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 numbersAnother 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 BeanAnother 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 downThe 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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