The Android Developer dashboard has been updated with the latest platform version statistics for September. Jellybean is taking over, not as quickly as Android purists would like but it now commands an healthy 48.6% of thee Android distribution numbers across the three versions currently available to consumers (4.1.x,4.2.x and 4.3) which, given the enormity of the Android platform is a significant growth in install base over last months 45.1% marketshare.
Android 4.3 marks it’s entrance into the statistics with 1.5% market share of a 1 Billion device pool, which is set to grow with leaked Android 4.3 builds for the popular Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II phones appearing in the last couple of days.
The biggest issue currently plaguing the Android platform is Gingerbread (2.3), which has fallen 2.2% down to 28.5% but still accounts very significant chunk of Android users who are multiple version behind the current release. The good news flowing on from this is that Froyo has dropped .2 % to 2.2% and Icecream Sandwich is down from 21.7% to 20.6% which is not an insignificant drop either given the volume of Android devices already in the market.
As for screen resolution on the tablets on the market, there’s been very little movement from last months figures with the largest .6% increase being in the xxhdpi displays.
What do you make of the latest Android figures? Is the platform heading in the right direction?