New Android stats show Jelly Bean continues to grow

May 2, 2013
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Google has offered up the latest statistics on the Android market overall. The statistics look at the percentage of the Android market that is held by different versions of the operating system. While many Android handset makers are slow to upgrade consumer devices to newer versions of the operating system, the statistics show that Jelly Bean continues to grow.

The most popular flavor of Android on the market continues to be Gingerbread. Android 2.3.3-2.3.7 is the most popular version of Android out there holding 38.4% of the market. Jelly Bean continues to grow with version 4.1.x holding 26.1% of the market and version 4.2.x holding 2.3% of the market giving Jelly Bean 28.4% of the overall market.

That means Jelly Bean is about 10% behind Gingerbread in overall Android popularity. There are still a number of devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich as well with that version of the operating system holding 27.5% of the market. The next most popular version of Android is Froyo with 3.7% of the market.

The old Eclair version has 1.7% of the market. The Android market report also looks at screen sizes and densities that are most common in the Android market. Screens considered to fall into the normal size range hold 79.7% market. Large and extra-large screen sizes make up 5.6% and 4.9% of the market respectively. Small screen devices currently make up 9.8% of all Android devices.

[via Android]


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