New Android platform numbers show a slight bump for Jelly Bean

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.

Of course, if you remember, last month Google changed the way it counts devices for the platform numbers in an effort to give developers a more accurate picture of what devices have active users. We can't say if that has played into the relative stasis of the numbers, but it is possible. The biggest change from last month is with Jelly Bean, specifically Android 4.1, which grew from 23% to 26.1%. 

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich actually saw a drop from 29.3% to 27.5%, as did Gingerbread going from almost 40% to 38.5%. Oddly, Froyo actually saw an increase, but that is most likely because of the new counting method rather than an actual increase in Android 2.2 devices in the wild. 

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7 Comments

1. cenasucks4eva unregistered

good good

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

@MH -- sight or slight? Pl check title.

3. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

@rusticguy -- PI or PA? Check dude :)

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Fixed. Thanks!

5. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

My Epic Touch on Sprint went from GB to JB, and so did alot of other carriers Galaxy S2's. I believe the software updates helped this jump in number.

6. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

What updates? Jelly Bean still didn't make it to the mid-range devices, as promised by Samsung way back in September last year.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes it did. Stratosphere II on a Verizon is running 4.1 JB...

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