The latest platform distribution numbers for January 2013 have been made available by Google, and modern Android is making up ground in the race to take the biggest piece of the pie. For now, Gingerbread is dominating the usage charts, but Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are coming up quick.
According to the latest platform distribution numbers from Google, Gingerbread, Android 2.3, while still maintaining the largest usage numbers, is slipping. Modern Android, 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2, is there to pick up the slack.
The numbers from Google show Gingerbread with a total of 45.6 percent of distribution. ICS and Jelly Bean now hold a combined 42.6 percent. With a difference of only 3 percent, there’s good reason to believe that by the end of summer, modern Android will have well eclipsed anything below 4.x.
Android distribution has been a target of attack from naysayers since the very beginning. For right now, it appears Google is headed in the right direction. If Google releases Key Lime Pie at I/O this May though, we could see things take a turn for the worse.