News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 03, 2013.
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is far and away the most widely used version of Android devices with access to Google Play. More than 17 months after its debut at Google I/O, the first version of Jelly Bean is now on 37.4 percent of devices.
The monthly Platform Versions Chart released yesterday shows that, combined with Android 4.2 at 12.9 percent and Android 4.3 at 4.2 percent, Jelly Bean s the most popular of the codenames at 54.5 percent.
Android 4.4 KitKat makes its first appearance on the charts, and it is predictably very small. KitKat seized just 1.1 percent of the Android market share last month thanks to the release of the Nexus 5 and updates to the Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone. KitKat probably won't climb up the charts until spring of next year when companies like HTC, Samsung, and LG start distributing the firmware to their flagship devices.
Rounding out this month's version chart are Android 2.3 Gingerbread (24.1 percent), 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (18.6 percent), 2.2 Froyo (1.6 percent), and 3.2 Honeycomb (0.1 percent).
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.