September 3, 2014

Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

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In this month’s update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we’re seeing things move forward… at least a little bit.

Here’s a rundown of the numbers:

Version Codename API Distribution
1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1%
1.6 Donut 4 0.3%
2.1 Eclair 7 2.7%
2.2 Froyo 8 10.3%
2.3 – 2.3.2 Gingerbread 9 0.2%
2.3.3 – 2.3.7 10 50.6%
3.1 Honeycomb 12 0.4%
3.2 13 1.2%
4.0.3 – 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 27.5%
4.1 Jelly Bean 16 5.9%
4.2 17 0.8%

The alarming thing, in this editor’s opinion, is the huge number of devices still running Gingerbread. While it is considered by many to be the most popular – and easily developed for – version of Android, a solid 50.8% of devices is too many to be running an OS version that old. However, it is nice to see ICS and JB take up a combined 34.2% of the share.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

via android developers blog