News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 03, 2013.
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Android 4.1 - Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has unsurprisingly grown to take up a larger share of Android devices with Google Play access. In the latest Platform Versions chart, the Jelly Bean versions collectively amount to 48.6 percent.
Since Google reclassified its stats to only show devices with access to the Play Store, and more devices have been released running Jelly Bean, the share of Android 4.0 or later has increased significantly. The long-running leading platform, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has fallen to just 28.5 percent. Android 2.2 Froyo has 2.2 percent, Android 3.2 Honeycomb has 0.1 percent, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has 20.6 percent.
It's important to note that the might of Jelly Bean is only seen when taking all three of the latest versions of Android into account. Android 4.1, the oldest of the bunch, is the leading platform version with 36.5 percent of Play-supported Android devices. Android 4.2 has 10.6 percent and Android 4.3 has only 1.5 percent. Now we can look forward to the launch of Android 4.4 Kit Kat debuting and seeing Jelly Bean become the new Gingerbread - a widely-installed version that remains the leader for months longer than it should.source: Google
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