With Jelly Bean over six months old now, Google has updated its Android version distribution webpage with updated figures on Android adoption rates. Google’s latest OS is now running on 13.6% of Android devices, while Ice Cream Sandwich seems to be stuck at 29%, and Gingerbread running on over 45% of Android devices.
As for the other Android versions, 8.1% of devices are running Froyo, with 1.3% running Honeycomb, and Eclair at 2.2%. Of course, this isn’t surprising by any means, since older device rarely get an upgrade to a newer version of Android — the two-year-old Thunderbolt being one giant exception, which just received an Ice Cream Sandwich update today.
Compared to last month, Jelly Bean was on 10% of Android devices, while other versions took a slight hit. From here on out, we should see Jelly Bean becoming more and more ubiquitous as time goes on, with not only newer devices getting Jelly Bean support, but also slightly older devices that hopefully receive upgrades to the new mobile OS.
Then again, it’s rumored that Android 4.3 Key Lime Pie may release sometime this year, which could easily derail those plans for Jelly Bean to take over. However, it’s possible that the two operating systems could tag team and see a rise in usage on a number of devices from both versions. At this point, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
[via The Next Web]