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Android Jelly Bean on Nearly Half of All Android Devices

by Todd Haselton | October 3, 2013October 3, 2013 7:00 pm PST

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Google is doing a pretty nice job cutting down on the fragmentation of Android. While there are still a couple of versions of Jelly Bean floating around, the operating system is now installed on nearly half of all Android devices. The news is courtesy of Google’s latest platform distribution chart.

Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean is installed on 36.5 percent of all devices, 4.2.x Jelly Bean has a 10.6 percent install base and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now on 1.5 percent of all devices. In total, that’s 48.6 percent of all Android tablets and smartphones, up from 45.1 percent last month. Meanwhile, Froyo is installed on 2.2 percent of devices, followed by Gingerbread with a 28.5 percent install base, Honeycomb (0.1 percent), and Ice Cream Sandwich (20.6 percent).

While the fragmentation seems to be calming a bit right now, Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system is expected to launch in the coming weeks, which could start to break things up a bit yet again. Pun intended, of course.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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