Jelly Bean almost catches Gingerbread in newest Android platform numbers
posted by Michael H. / Jun 03, 2013, 6:08 PM
As of May 1st, Jelly Bean held 28.4% of the Android ecosystem, with Gingerbread holding the lead at 38.4%, but as of today, Jelly Bean has made a big push while Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich both saw decreases.Jelly Bean was the big winner this past month (likely due to the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which launched with Android 4.2.2).
In the new numbers, Jelly Bean is up almost 5% to start June with 33%. Gingerbread is still the dominant version at 36.5%, but it doesn't look like that will last much longer. Ice Cream Sandwich also lost about .5%, and none of the other versions really matter at all.
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...
8 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...
Now reading3 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...
Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 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.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 6:32 PM 5
Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 3:00 AM 0
Wow JB did great at catching on tbh... Now lets hope that KLP does just as well.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 6:32 PM 6
Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012
JB is becoming the new Gingerbread.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 7:15 PM 5
That's not a bad thing... Btw I hate the new arrangement of the reply icon
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 7:36 PM 4
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 7:30 PM 2
Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012
I used to have an "optimistic" one(hence my user name), and you should root it and put Jelly Bean on it!
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 8:55 PM 2
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
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 7:59 PM 1
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 10:36 PM 1
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