It’s the beginning of a new month, which means Google has updated its worldwide Android distribution numbers. Surprisingly, recent versions of Android now account for a large percentage of the overall distribution of devices.
Ice Cream Sandwich has made a significant jump to nearly 21%, up from 16% this time last month. The bump is due to long-awaited updates finally being pushed out to a handful of Gingerbread devices, which have now dropped from 60.6% to 57.5%.
For comparison, the newest iteration of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, accounts for 1.2% of Android’s total market share. While this may seem low, keep in mind Verizon and Sprint variants of the Galaxy Nexus have not received an update to Jelly Bean, along with several versions of the Nexus S. When these handsets finally receive their well-deserved updates, the numbers should continue to rise.
Source: Android Developers