Jelly Bean powered models now account for over 40% of Android phones

Jelly Bean powered models now account for over 40% of Android phones
Turning the calendar page over to the next month can only mean one thing. Time for Google to rollout the share that each Android OS build holds in the Android ecosystem. The data is collected from each Android powered handset that visits the Google Play Store. Between both Android 4.1 (34%) and Android 4.2 (6.5%), Jelly Bean now leads the way with a 40.5% slice of the Android pie. Last month, that figure was at 37.9%.

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: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow, Great!!! I think JB will eat most of the Pie even after KLP launch for more time.

2. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 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: Jul 01, 2012

I think even ICS is good enough.But gingerbread just die already.

3. Thomas5.3

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 30, 2011

I wonder how big is the percentage of phones that run a custom rom.. Any way to check that?

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

bye bye fragmentation!

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: Aug 01, 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: Dec 14, 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: Jul 01, 2012

Me.I bought my first Android handset in 2012 running Gingerbread and still using it.

8. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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 hahahaha they know its true yet they will deny it to their graves all in the name of customization

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

How much does Apple pay you for your blind loyalty?

14. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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 hahahaha i bet your device is rooted with a custom rom

23. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013


10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

15. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

My iPhone has never lagged

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Do this: type in the words 'apple iPhone lag' in any search engine and enjoy the show.

13. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Will JB became the new Gingerbread when KLP launches?

20. mohit9206

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I can definitely see that happening.JB will continue to be the leader for another 2 years before succumbing to KLP.

21. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Become* sorry

22. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

24. bgeejam

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

can cm flame compatible with jelly bean?

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