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

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