Jelly Bean Dominates Android Market with a 38% Distribution

According to data released by Google this Monday, Jelly Bean has now surpassed Gingerbread for the first time, being the most used version of Android OS. The distribution of Jelly Bean is now 37.9%. Below is a chart showing you the distribution of each version of Android.

Version Codename API Distribution
1.6 Dount 4 0.1%
2.1 Éclair 7 1.4%
2.2 Froyo 8 3.1%
2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 34.1%
3.2 Honeycomb 13 0.1%
4.0.3-4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 23.3%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 32.3%
4.2.x 17 5.6%

Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 and Android 4.2), improves on the speed and simplicity of Android 4.1 and includes all new features – Photo Sphere and a completely redesigned camera app, new Gesture Typing keyboard, Google Now with all new cards, and much more.

Why is Jelly Bean So Popular?

The popularity of Jelly Bean seems to be caused by Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and S4, which have sold millions of units in the past year. Gingerbread, released in 2010, is the operating system that’s normally used on less-expensive phones. It seems that Jelly Bean will continue to grow with the integration of newer high-powered devices.

Another reason may be taht a number of OEMs pushing out Jelly Bean updates to their handsets recently, including the AT&T Galaxy S2. Gingerbread is still a close second, however, indicating a lot of older devices are still in use.

Google provides monthly updates on OS version share and this one takes into account data collected (based on Google Play store usage) over a two-week period ending today, July 8. Jelly Bean has been approaching a majority share, but this is the first time it has passed it, thanks to a 32.3 percent share for versions 4.1.X, and a 5.4 percent share for versions 4.2.X. Ice Cream Sandwich, which was sandwiched between Gingerbread and Jelly Bean, is less popular than both with the next biggest chunk of 23.3 percent.

For the moment, fragmentation is often cited as a big problem for Android, and Google has taken steps to address that, including expanding its Nexus program to include more devices. News came today that recently Google has updated Android Google map, improving search navigation and design features.

How to Recover Data on Android Phone?

Data loss has long been a problem for many people. The good news is that with some wonderful software tools we can now easily recover data on our Android devices. Tenorshare Android Data Recovery is such a tool that you can put your trust on. Just download it see how it helps you recover a bunch of photos, contacts, text messages and more from your Android phone.

 

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