It seems Android 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean) are finding their way to more Android devices. According to data from Android Developers, covering two weeks ending on the 3rd of January, Jelly Bean runs on 10% of Android devices. This is up from 7% in the beginning of December. Gingerbread is still the dominant version of Android. However, it is now down to less than 50%. Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) runs on 29% of devices.
Between the two versions of Jelly bean (version 4.1 and 4.2), 4.1 is the most dominant. It now runs on 9% of all Android devices. Version 4.2 only runs on 1.2% of all devices. This makes sense since 4.2 was launched in October. Version 4.1 was launched in July.
Version 4.1 has only found its way to high-end Android smartphones such as the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Version 4.2 runs on more current handsets such as the Google Nexus 4. It has taken Jelly Bean six months to run on 10% of Android devices, which doesn’t surprise us. This has always been the case with Google’s OS.
Fragmentation has always been the problem of Android. Regardless of whether you have a high-end or entry-level handset, there’s no guarantee manufacturers will push out the latest updates to these phones. This is definitely annoying since Google rolls out a new version of Android every year.
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