Nov 04 AT 2:02 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

More than half of all Android devices are now running Jelly Bean


Jelly Bean 4.1 launched over a year ago, and the name hasn’t been changed until just recently. The newest release was Android 4.4 KitKat, but before that, three major releases shared the same name because none of them were huge updates. But according to the newest statistics, Jelly Bean is finally on over half of all devices.

These statistics are straight from Google, based on all of the devices that access Google Servers. Also, those on Android 2.1 Eclair and older will no longer be counted due to having an older version of the Play Store. These statistics are geared towards developers, so those restrictions are very helpful.

Gingerbread, the OS that held the majority for a frightening amount of time, is down to 26.3%. Jelly Bean 4.1 is now at 37.3%, 4.2 is at 12.5%, and 4.3 is at a measly 2.3%. This totals 52.1%. With the new Nexus 5 released, 4.4 will start showing up on this chart. And with the Galaxy S III getting its 4.3 update, Android 4.3 numbers will rise as Android 4.2 numbers will fall.

It’s nice to see Android out of the imaginary slump everyone claimed it was in when a majority of people were on Gingerbread. Since Jelly Bean versions are all almost the same, with very minor changes in between, having more than half of all devices on Jelly Bean is a great situation. What Android version are you using?

Via: Engadget

Source: Android Developers

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • DroidSamurai

    >> Since Jelly Bean versions are all almost the same, with very minor changes in between

    Except when you want to pair your phone with a Bluetooth LE device …

    • Dima Aryeh

      Very true. I meant for the most part, as useful features were added to all new versions of Jelly Bean. But for the masses, none of them were particularly crucial. Bluetooth LE, while necessary for many, is not a widely adopted feature.

  • donger

    People love jelly jean.

  • Ben

    I know the last several versions of android haven’t had many changes but isn’t this like lumping ios5,6 and 7 together just to make it look like there is less fragmentation?

  • Stella

    I’m on version 4.2.2 because of CyanogenMod.

  • Russell McVay

    I’m running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on my Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Verizon). Does anybody have an idea on when this will get Jelly Bean?