Latest Distribution Chart Shows Gingerbread Is Still The Leading OS, Ice Cream Sandwich No. 2 And Jelly Bean Growing At A Surprisingly Faster Rate


Well friends, it’s about that time see the latest Android distribution trends. As previously predicted, we’re not only a gradual increase of Ice Cream Sandwich-based devices, but we’re beginning to see a sudden spike of Jelly Bean-based devices as well. As indicated in the chart above, we see Gingerbread devices holding steady as the leading OS among devices with a 50.8% market share, followed by Ice Cream Sandwich at a 27.5% market share and Jelly Bean with a 6.7% market share. What’s even more astounding is Ice Cream Sandwich has grown ever so slightly at a hair under 2% since last month, Jelly Bean’s distribution has more than doubled since the last distribution chart— giving the clear indication that we’re seeing the adoption of Jelly Bean devices or Jelly Bean updates faster than we previously thought. Then again, the recent release of all those cool Nexus phones and Nexus tablets may have something to do with the statistics as well.

It’ll be interesting to see next month’s distribution chart to see how much momentum Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean will be able to continue gathering.

source: Android Developers



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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.