Latest Android distribution numbers show Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on 2.7 percent of devicesAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
New month, new Android distribution numbers. Google has updated the Android distribution page on its developer website, revealing which versions of its mobile OS have been present on the Android devices accessing Google Play within the 14-day period ending on November 1. The latest version of Android, dubbed Jelly Bean, appeared on 2.7 percent of devices accessing the Play store, which is up from the 1.8 percent figure that Google reported last month. Moving down one version, we see that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has also grown from October, going from 23.7 percent to 25.8 percent.
The tablet-specific Android 3.0 Honeycomb finished the 14-day period with a 2.8 percent share of Android devices, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread held onto its lead, appearing on 54.2 percent of the hardware accessing Google Play. Things slide quite a bit from there, with Android 2.2 Froyo at 12 percent and Android 2.1 Eclair at 3.1 percent. Android 1.6 Donut finished at 0.3 percent and Android 1.5 Cupcake is still holding on to a 0.1 percent share.
While Gingerbread still has quite a bit of a lead on the next closest version, the G version of Android has been steadily dropping for the past several months while Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean have been growing. Android 4.1 is still a pretty small portion of the pie, but with the impending arrival of more versions of the Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Note II and updates coming soon to devices like the new DROID RAZR models and more Galaxy S III variants, we should see that number continue to increase in the coming months. Android users, which version(s) of Google's OS are you currently running?