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Android Distribution Charts Updated for July – Jelly Bean Up to 38%, ICS Drops a Bit

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The Android distribution numbers have been updated to start July, showing Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) jumping from 33% to almost 38%. That increase appears to come at the expense of Ice Cream Sandwich devices that were updated recently, as 4.0 sits at 23.3%, down from 25.6% a month ago.

The rest of the numbers look like this:  Gingerbread 34.1% (was 36.5%), Froyo 3.1% (was 3.2%), Eclair 1.4% (was 1.5%), Honeycomb and Donut each at 0.1%.

Via:  Android Developers

  • Mike M

    I wonder how much the Gingerbread numbers will drop when Google TVs update to Jelly Bean.

  • Michael Pahl

    Funny thing about iOS and Android fragmentation is that in reality its almost even on both platforms. Just because Apple updates the number of the OS on all the devices does not mean they all run the same OS at all… think about it, the iPhone 4 doesn’t even have turn by turn GPS or Voice texting… how does this share the same OS number as the iPhone 5

  • joejoe5709

    Nice to see JB and GB finally practically equal. Throw in ICS and we’re well over 60% of Android 4.0+. This is a very good thing and I think we’re nearly primed for a KLP release without feeling too terribly fragmented. I’m sort of saddened to see half of JB’s increase coming from ICS. This isn’t very helpful and likely just due to phone upgrades than new phone purchases. Of course I want KLP to come as soon as possible, but for fragmentation’s sake I’d like to see JB right around 45% with most of those numbers moving from GB not ICS. Otherwise, GB is just going to sit at right around 30% until those people either buy a new phone or figure out how to root and ROM which isn’t going to help fragmentation at all.

    Oh yes and poor poor 1.6-2.2 users. Can’t forget that. Yikes, people! Upgrade your phone!

  • Droid Ronin

    There’s really no reason for anyone to be running Honeycomb since all tablets that came with Honeycomb should at least run ICS.

  • Destroythanet

    Haha, Gingerbread is like a zombie. Keeps going and going.

  • Guest

    Gingerbread STILL #1?? LOLLOLOLOLOL!

    • mustbepbs

      No, because they didn’t group JB together like they did GB. When you combine JB versions it’s greater than GB.

    • vitriolix

      you fail at math

  • mustbepbs

    All of these desserts…represented on a pie chart..oh the delicious irony.

  • Alan Paone

    The nexus S users who hate updates (everyone who still had 2.3.0-2.3.2) have finally stopped their frightful, confusing existence.

  • mercado79

    I’m just glad that Gingerbread is no longer the dominant version. It’s about damn time.

    • Alan Paone

      That happened last month, didn’t it?

      • Fozzybare

        did you even read the article?

        “Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) jumping from 33% to almost 38%.”

        “Gingerbread 34.1% (was 36.5%)”

        • Alan Paone

          I remember being excited last month. and no i did not go through the numbers with a fine toothed comb before commenting.

          • Fozzybare

            you didn’t need a fine toothed comb you just needed basic reading comprehension.

          • Alan Paone

            Without reading it again, tell me what every number in the article is! Whats that? You can’t because you aren’t a savant? Apparently you suck at reading comprehension just as much as I do.

          • Fozzybare

            no need to repeat the numbers because i know that gingerbread is finally not in first this month. not last month

          • mustbepbs

            Woah woah woah, there’s no need to bring kittens into your argument about finger sandwiches.

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  • cjohn4043

    dat honeycomb…

  • Seth Merritt

    JB 38 vs GB 34…

  • Michael

    I realize everyone is going to point out that gingerbread is still very high. Just remember, most of those phones aren’t going to ever get updated.

    • Exactly. They are also hopefully at the end of contracts and will disappear from existence in the next year.

      • Lucky Armpit

        That’s only a small part of it, IMO. I remember seeing promotinos last holiday shopping season about someone (Wal-Mart maybe?) giving away free GSII phones for some sort of promotion. And you know those phones had Gingerbread on them. If those phones and any other pre-paid phone that’s still trying to get rid of old stock still has GB on them, those numbers are never going to drop significantly. 🙁

        • Jonathan Mallett

          GS2 got updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 did it not? or ICS at least

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          • BobTheWise

            Well no one is going to update their S2s if they’ve bought them this late in the game.

            My sister has the iPhone 4S, and refused to update to iOS 6 because she really didn’t like the new Youtube App. She doesn’t care how much better it is, sameness is key.

            The same can probably be said for many people who are getting the S2 as of now.

      • S. Ali

        What kind of retard buys a phone on contract?

        • Yanksrock1000

          Most people.

      • ink878

        In India manufaturers are still releasing mobiles based on 2.3 for low end $100 mobiles.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Who the heck is the .1% using donut?

    • Shane Redman

      Some cop that wants a laugh out of the android community…

    • Droid Ronin

      My OG T-Mobile G1 would still be running Donut if I didn’t root it and put CM7 on it.

  • Allen Yates

    Lots of Verizon users holding on to unlimited data by holding on to a Gingerbread phone! (Yes, I know Verizon is a small part of this)

    • Go Hawkeyes

      That could be the case but I know several Verizon unlimited people, including myself, who have already upgraded multiple times at full price to keep unlimited.

      • MasterEthan

        I upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus back in Dec 2011 on contract and kept my unlimited data and it became 4G unlimited. When did they start taking away unlimited when you upgraded to a new phone on contract?

        • Jonathan Berry

          Last year. I think it was around July 2012.

          • MasterEthan

            That sucks. Well here’s hoping either the next Nexus will be available for Verizon or the new line up of Motorola phones turns up good and on Verizon.

          • EdubE24

            Or just get a dummy line for ten dollars, and transfer the upgrades to that phone! Switch the line back and keep unlimited data! I have done it multiple times.

    • terrorist96

      Or using a family member’s update. That’s what I did.

  • Jeff Tycz

    tell me why you think this is exciting…?

  • Eric

    Wait is Gingerbread higher than before? Or the same?

    • CW Larson

      It dropped a little also, from 36.5%