According to new distribution numbers from Google, Android Jelly Bean is now running on more than 50% of Android devices. The data was collected during a seven-day period ending on 1st November and counts all Android devices connecting to the Google Play Store. So it’s not 100 per cent accurate because those numbers don’t include things like the Amazon Kindle or other devices that don’t use Google services, but it’s the best we’ve got.
But let us have a look to the following graphic pie with the statistics for more details:
So, accordingly to the data from the pie, Android 4.1 – 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean is at 52.1 percent of all active devices. That’s up from 48.6 percent a month ago. Gingerbread still hangs in, as the second most actively used version of Android, representing 26.3% of Android devices. In third we have Ice Cream Sandwich with 19.8%, Froyo with 1.7% in fourth place, and Honeycomb in fifth place, with just .1%.
Last but not least, this past week, Google introduced Android 4.4 KitKat which should start to show up in next month’s distribution figures. Android 4.4 is supposed to help eliminate some of the fragmentation by working with some Android models carrying just 512MB of RAM. In the wake of Android 4.4 KitKat’s official unveiling, Google has now updated the developer dashboard with the latest Android distribution numbers (which numbers only apply to official Android devices -those with Google apps). Also, the Google Play Developer Console provides detailed statistics about your users’ devices. Those stats may help you prioritize the device profiles for which you optimize your app. For more information just check the following link:
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