Latest Android distribution chart shows Gingerbread still holds top spot, but Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are catching up

The last time we talked about Android version distribution, Gingerbread was running on more than 50% of devices. That’s impressive for software that’s over two years old. Looking at it now, the different iterations of Gingerbread still hold the top spot, but it’s fallen below the halfway mark down to about 47.6%. That’s still quite a bit, but it’s slowly being replaced by current software. Ice Cream Sandwich climbed from 27% up to 29.1%, and both versions of Jelly Bean are running on a combined 10.2% of devices. While I think we would all like to see that adoption rate happen just a little faster, Jelly Bean is still keeping up that momentum we talked about a month ago.

There’s definitely room for improvement, but I think it’s a safe bet to say that Android updates are being managed a little better now than they were just a year ago. It helps that big OEMs like Samsung are launching their devices with current software, and keeping their older flagships updated as much as possible, barring the¬†occasional¬†cellular carrier interference, of course. Hopefully this keeps up for the next month. And hopefully we’ll see the last 0.2% of users still on Donut get a new phone…

source: Android Developers


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.