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Google’s newest Android distribution chart breakdown is now available for the world to see and what we see is Jelly Bean passing 10% market share. Android 4.1 and Android 4.2, both Jelly Bean software passed the 10% barrier amassing 10.2%, a jump we can likely attribute to holidays shopping.
As we break down the numbers a little further, we see that 29.1% of Android users are on Ice Cream Sandwich, up from 27.5% last month. Honeycomb users dropped 0.1 points to 1.5% and 47.6% of all Android users are still on Gingerbread. That’s down from 50.6% last month, which again hope to attribute to holiday shopping and new Android devices filling stockings around the world.
The numbers we’re focused on now is the breakdown of Jelly Bean and Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 growth. Android 4.2 only nudged a little, moving from 0.8% to 1.2%. However, Android 4.1 gained a total of 3.1% moving from 5.9% to 9.0%. We’re also happy with the drop in Gingerbread users which we hope is due to both more Ice Cream Sandwich updates releasing around the world as well as customers who are upgrading to newer Android hardware.
We’re content with the knowledge that Gingerbread is dropping, Jelly Bean is grabbing more share than Ice Cream Sandwich, at least in December and we hope that Jelly Bean will pass Gingerbread before 2014 rolls around. Hopefully by then the long-awaited Key Lime Pie will be grabbing market share away from everyone!