JellyBean On Over 10% of Androids
Written by Janet Swift   
Sunday, 06 January 2013

The latest figures from Android Developers is that Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, now has almost 40% share of the market and Gingerbread has fallen below 50%.

Even though Jelly Bean is undoubtedly being held back by the scarcity of Google Nexus devices with demand currently outstripping supply it continues to increase its share. Android 4.2 is now has a 1.2% share of the market, pushing the Jelly Bean total to 10.2%.

 

area400

(click on chart to open full version)

 

The figures in the following table are based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play in the 14-day period ending on January 3, 2013. Compared to the last time we reported on Android distribution, Cupcake has disappeared from the table and Froyo has dipped below 10%.

 

 

Representing the data in a chart shows that Gingerbread has less than half of the pie while between them Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean account for almost 40%.

andchart

It is to be hoped that as more Nexus phones become available, users of the earliest versions will upgrade to gain the benefits of the latest operating system. It looks as though developing for Gingerbread and ICS is the best policy for the moment but in most cases you can now ignore earlier versions of Android unless you have the time to cover the entire market.

 

More Information

Android Platform Versions

Related Articles

Jelly Bean Makes Promising Progress

Shift in the Android Landscape

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Banner


Sniff - A Language for Arduino and Pi
01/09/2014

Sniff, a language that is based on Scratch in which you write regular text-based code rather than dragging and dropping blocks to create programs, has reached Beta 8.



Google Frees Up More Patents
28/08/2014

Google has added 152 patents to the list of ones you can copy in your own open-source version and are covered by its OPN Pledge, whereby Google won't sue unless it is sued first.


More News

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 July 2013 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.