Jelly Bean Now Tastier Than Gingerbread

Latest Google Play developer console dashboard shows that android users today are mostly equipped with android phone running with Jellybean – surpassing the Gingerbread to the top spot with 3.8% difference based on installation stats.

Historically, Gingerbread(Android 2.3.x version) was first release way back 2010 and updated by first quarter of 2011, making it the most widely used version of Android up to 2nd quarter this year. Latest Android version- Jellybean on the other hand was just recently launch July last year.

To give you an overview, the table below shows the corresponding percent distribution of a given version of Android platform. These data shows that the Jellybean version got 37.9% combined from 4.1.x and 4.2.x. Next is Gingerbread at 34.1% and Ice Cream Sandwich version making it to the 3rd spot with 23.3%.

Version

Code name

Release date

API level

Distribution

4.2.x

Jelly Bean

November 13, 2012

17

5.6%

4.1.x

Jelly Bean

July 9, 2012

16

32.3%

4.0.3–4.0.4

Ice Cream Sandwich

December 16, 2011

15

23.3%

3.2

Honeycomb

July 15, 2011

13

0.1%

3.1

Honeycomb

May 10, 2011

12

0%

2.3.3–2.3.7

Gingerbread

February 9, 2011

10

34.1%

2.3–2.3.2

Gingerbread

December 6, 2010

9

0%

2.2

Froyo

May 20, 2010

8

3.1%

2.0–2.1

Eclair

October 26, 2009

7

1.4%

1.6

Donut

September 15, 2009

4

0.1%

1.5

Cupcake

April 30, 2009

3

0%

* Data collected during a 14-day period ending on July 8, 2013

 

google play dashboard chart percentage distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jellybean is expected to go beyond Gingerbread since majority of Android phones and tablets today are running either 4.1 or 4.2 Jellybean version. Plus the fact that the latest top grossing android phones today like Samsung S4 and HTC One are both running under Jellybean 4.2 and 4.1 versions respectively.

 

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