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Android 4.1, JellyBean Now On 10 Percent of Android Handsets

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    Android Usage Data Compiled in Jan. 2013
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
January 4, 2013|10:31 am

Android 4.1, JellyBean is now being used on 10 percent of all Android handsets.

This new data comes from Android's Current distribution page and reveals that Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 now account for 10 percent of all Android devices.

Gingerbread is still most highly used build of software as it is on almost 50 percent of all smartphones powered by Google's operating system. However, it is being used on less devices than the last time this data was compiled, which means Ice Cream Sandwich has taken its place on a lot of smartphones.

Ice Cream Sandwich's reach has also grown significantly, being used on almost 30 percent of all Android handsets.

Honeycomb proved to be one of the least used recent Android platforms, as it barely accounts for 2 percent of the market share.

Froyo still is used on 9 percent of all Android handsets and Donut combined with Éclair fell slightly below 3 percent.

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The growth of Ice Cream Sandwich can be attributed to the high sales of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2.

Gingerbread's share appears to be shrinking as customers ditch their old Galaxy S2s and original Notes for the newer models, or upgrade to new software.

Many devices such as the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note are expected to be updated to Android 4.1, JellyBean really soon. The next time the data is compiled that platform should see significant growth.

Ice Cream Sandwich seems to be on a path to become the dominant Android OS, but at the rate JellyBean is moving at it looks like it might be eclipsed.

Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich debuted in Nov. of 2011 while Android 4.1, JellyBean was unveiled in mid-2012.

 

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