It looks like the number of Android smartphones and tablets running Jelly Bean is rising. Google announced on Android Developers that the current version of its operating system is now running on 13.6% of Android devices.
According to Google, “The following pie chart and table is based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date noted below.”
It adds, “Data collected during a 14-day period ending on February 4, 2013.”
Their numbers reveal that version 1.6 (Donut) runs on 0.2% of devices, which is no surprise since this is one of the very first versions of the software. Version 2.1 (Éclair) runs on 2.2% of devices, while version 2.2 (Froyo) runs on 8.1% of devices. Versions 2.3, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, and 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) are still the dominant versions of Android, running on 45.6% of devices. Version 3.1 and 3.2 (Honeycomb), the version of Android focused on tablets, is now running on 1.3% of devices. Versions 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) run on 29% of devices. The latest versions of Android, versions 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which can be found running on devices such as the Google Nexus 4 are now at 13.6% of devices.
It seems that the latest version of Android is taking too long to roll out to devices. Recent leaked documents from Qualcomm reveal that the next version (Key Lime Pie) will be rolling out between the months of March and June. This means Jelly Bean has a lot of catching up to do since the next version is just around the corner.
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