A quarter of Android devices are running Android 4.x, 55% sitting comfortably on Gingerbread

The latest Android Platform Version statistics were released today, and they show that Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich & Jelly Bean) are now running on just over 25% of all devices accessing Google Play. Gingerbread is still a big player at 55%, however, it is slowly beginning to lose share, which is surely a win for developers.

With Android 4.1 updates expected to hit massive players such as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II in the coming months, Jelly Bean’s slice of the Android pie will increase. It will even get a slight bump from the next Nexus device when it expected to launch later this year.


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  • Harvz

    its always hard with these updates not just to get them out but to get people to update their phones. i know many people that are still on 2.1 when they could be on 2.3 or on 2.3 when there is a 4.0 update but they never use the comp software so dont know

    • http://profiles.google.com/imroykun Ian Tester

      All of the Android phones I’ve seen and/or used can update themselves using the OTA mechanism. They’re not iPhones that need iTunes!

      • derpy

        Plenty of android phones dont do OTA updates. Even still that doesnt mean people will update. A friend of mine wont update his sony xperia because he will lose most of his data in the process (even the backup says it wont keep everything)

        Still a massive issue that the majority is no where near using 4.0+

  • http://profiles.google.com/imroykun Ian Tester

    I wonder how many of those GB phones are Motorolas…