Newest Android Distribution Numbers Continue Gingerbread Domination, Jelly Bean Use Jumps

As the yearly calendar moves into December, you know what that means? Google’s newest Android distribution chart is out with November numbers and we’re happy to see that Jelly Bean jumped from 2.7% to 6.7%. We can likely thank the release of the new Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 for one of the largest one-month jumps we’ve seen from Android in recent memory.

Jelly Bean wasn’t the only OS to see some growth however as Ice Cream Sandwich moved 2% from 25.8% to 27.5%. Android 3.0 Honeycomb declined down to 1.6% of all Android activations, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread still holding down the lions share with 50.6% of all Android devices.

Cupcake, Donut, Eclair and Froyo still combine to make up 13.4% of Androids total market and we should just all admit there’s something seriously wrong with that number. However, those numbers are down from 15.5% combined from October, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement until we can get those numbers near or at zero.

All these numbers combined lead to Androids total marketshare inside the US  hovering around 53.6%, against Apple’s 34.3%. That’s a 1.4% increase for Android for the three months ending in October versus the 3 month average ending in July 2012 according to the newest Comscore report. Good news all around.

Android Developers, Comscore

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