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Android Jelly Bean available on only 1 in 10 devices despite surge in new device activations


News by Andrew Kameka on Friday January 04, 2013.

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Google has released the latest distribution chart detailing the most commonly-used versions of Android, and like all previous installments, the figures show that most Android devices are running out-of-date software.

Google revealed that in visits to its Play Store in the past two weeks, only 10.2 percent of visitors used a device running Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 or 4.2). This was despite a surge of new Android smartphones and tablets activated over the Christmas holiday. One might think that these new devices would have the latest version of Android, but the influx in new devices did not lead to a rise in Jelly Bean representation. That's because many new smartphones released in recent months have launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Ice Cream Sandwich increased to 29.1 percent of devices, up from the 27.5 percent reported last month. While that may be discouraging, ICS was on fewer than 10 percent of devices in July 2012. Android 2.3 Gingerbread continued its slow decline by dropping from 50.8 percent to 47.4 percent. Android 2.2 Froyo dropped to 9 percent, and Android 2.1 Éclair is at only 2.4 percent.

source: Google

 
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