Google’s Android Jelly Bean has reached and surpassed the double digit distribution mark in a period ending Jan. 3. Obviously people got some nice gifts over the holidays.
According to data collected within a 14-day period starting in mid-December, the OS grabbed 10.2 percent, which is a pretty big jump over just a few weeks ago. Ice Cream Sandwich jumped up slightly as well, while Gingerbread actually fell— that probably has a lot to do with people upgrading their handsets, which is always a good sign.
Gingerbread still commands the lion’s share of Android distribution; it’s been that way for quite a long time, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. It will always be an uphill battle for Google to get users its latest mobile OS, but the numbers are slowly creeping toward at least half of users on the most recent and recent-ish versions of Android. That in of itself will be a milestone goal to surpass. 2013 might be the year to do it.