Google's just-released monthly breakdown of Android devices based on OS versions has revealed that Gingerbread is still the most popular one of them all, accounting for 54% of all smartphones in the wild. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, meanwhile, is performing well, as it now takes up over 25% of all smartphones. And Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is now on 2.7% of all devices, is rising up rather slowly but surely. The IDC also published a new report saying that Android now holds 75% of the world smartphone market. With new Android handsets scheduled to be released through the end of this year, this number just might increase even further.
What Else You Need To Know
- Android smartphone market share rose up along with Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone, while RIM's BlackBerry and Nokia's Symbian both suffered losses and continue to languish at the bottom.
- Android is currently on version 4.2 but retains the "Jelly Bean" monicker from version 4.1.
It’s a shame, but that’s the sad truth that we have to deal with. Most folks with these “dead in water” phones probably won’t be getting rid of them until their upgrades are up.- Quentyn Kennemer, Phandroid
We’ll likely see an uptick over the next few quarters as handsets running Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 come to market, but will it be enough to make a dent in the commanding lead held by Android and, to a lesser degree, iOS?- Anthony Domanico, Intomobile
- Phone Arena
Android 4.1 now on 2.7% of Android phones
The monthly breakdown of the distribution of the different versions of the Android OS shows that 2.7% of Android users are rocking an Android phone with Jelly Bean.
Android Distribution Numbers Updated – Gingerbread At 54%, Android 4.x at 28.5%
Android 4.0 and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean still occupy a relatively low 28.5% of the market share.
Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results
According to IDC, 181.1 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 of this year, 136 million of which were Android powered phones.
Latest Android distribution numbers show Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on 2.7 percent of devices
Google has updated the Android distribution page on its developer website.
- Android 4.0 and 4.1 on More Android Devices, Gingerbread Still Leads
- Android Tapp
- Android fragmentation: less than 3% on Google’s latest, most devices on two-year old software, not the case with Apple products
- Mobile Burn
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich nears 26 percent of Android population, Gingerbread is still king
Google has released its latest report on the current distribution of Android smartphones and tablets that accessed Google Play in the past two weeks.
- Android Guys
- IDC: Android hits 75% market share on fourth anniversary of platform
- Mobile Burn
Android captures 75 percent of global smartphone shipments in Q3 2012
Four years after its commercial debut, the Android operating system now accounts for 75 percent of global smartphones.
- GSM Arena
- Android distribution unveils marginal Jelly Bean and ICS growth
Newest Android OS Breakdown Shows Android 4.0+ Adoption Closing In On 30%
Google’s newest Android version breakdown chart is out.
- Jelly Bean distribution checks in at 2.7%, Gingerbread still sits on more than half of all Android devices
- Gingerbread still dominates Android, but Ice Cream Sandwich is on the march
- Into Mobile
- IDC: Android and iOS continue to grow at the expense of BlackBerry, Symbian
- Into Mobile
- Google updates Android platform numbers, Jelly Bean and ICS now on 28.5% of devices
Android Grows to 75 Percent Market Share in Q3 2012
Google’s Android operating system has gained some more market share in the third quarter of the year.
- iPhone Download Blog
- IDC: Android owns 75% of smartphone shipments
Majority of Android devices still on 2.3, 4.1 and 4.0 grow
Google has released the latest install base numbers for all versions of its Android mobile operating system.
- IDC: Android phones accounted for 3 out of 4 of all smartphones sold last quarter
- IDC: Android at 75 percent smartphone market share