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

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:

VersionCodenameAPIDistribution
1.5Cupcake30.1%
1.6Donut40.3%
2.1Eclair72.7%
2.2Froyo810.3%
2.3 – 2.3.2Gingerbread90.2%
2.3.3 – 2.3.71050.6%
3.1Honeycomb120.4%
3.2131.2%
4.0.3 – 4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich1527.5%
4.1Jelly Bean165.9%
4.2170.8%

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

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