Google Releases New Android Distribution Chart, Jelly Bean Now Biggest Android Base

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The newest Android distribution chart has been released to the world and there’s some good news as Jelly Bean takes the lead as the most used Android operating system. Jelly Bean now runs on 37.9% of devices, with 32% of those running Android 4.1.x. Those numbers increased from an even 33 percent last month.

As for the former Android frontrunner, Gingerbread fell from 36.5% down to 34.1% and into second place as the top Android operating system. The jump into first for Jelly Bean was expected as soon as this month and something we’re more than thrilled to see occur.

As for Ice Cream Sandwich, that hits 23.3%, down from 25.6%. Froyo falls to 3.1%, a drop of 1/10th of a point from last month as did Eclair which fell the same amount from 1.5% to 1.4%. Honeycomb and Donut still cling to life with both holding on at just 0.1%.

Congrats to Jelly Bean and its pole position as the top Android operating system.

Android Developers


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  • noelsito

    I skipped ICS and went straight from a GB T-Mobile Prism to a JB Nexus 4 2 weeks ago. It was a BIG CHANGE! BTW, does anyone know if this chart includes Google TVs?

    • RedGeminiPA

      I would think this is only for phones and tablets.

  • MacRat

    Still almost 40% that is pre 4.x.

  • RedGeminiPA

    So, is the GS4 the only device running 4.2.x? Is that included in the total Jelly Bean installs? It’s been out how long now?

    • qpinto

      all the nexus users, recent HTC one users, people with rooted phones running custom roms as well :). Just because it isnt official doesn’t mean that a user can’t compile their own version of android and write it to work with available drivers and things.

      • RedGeminiPA

        “people with rooted phones running custom roms… compile their own version of android and write it to work with available drivers and things.”

        Like the average consumer would have a clue how to do that.

        I thought the HTC One was still stuck on 4.1.2…

  • lithdoc

    Notice how this fragmentation is artificially reduced by calling both 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean. Otherwise, GB is still #1!

    • Nick

      probably makes no difference to you, but gingerbread is represented in the chart with 5 different iterations (.3 -.7) while jelly bean only has 4.

    • TechHog

      The naming scheme was changed after ICS. Basically, if Google were using the current name scheme during the Gingerbread times, GB would have been 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5.

      Conversely, Jelly Bean under the old scheme would have been 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, and 4.1.4.

      Your argument will be completely invalid by next month though.

  • sahib102 .

    this is good news for android users the less fragmentation the better :) I think the less users use gingerbread, I think the more devs will make apps for the current OS for android :)

  • TechHog

    Still waiting for someone who isn’t an iOS fanboy to complain about how this fragmentation affects the platform.

  • Paddy_Tanninger_Caddy_Manager

    Love my donut phone, leave me alone

  • Melissa

    And yet my G2x is still on Gingerbread. UGH