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Jelly Bean runs on 10% of Android devices – Gingerbread now down to less than 50%

Android 4.1 and Android 4.2, two versions of Jelly Bean, now run on 10% of all Android devices. In December, Jelly Bean only ran on 7% of devices. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) now runs on 29% of devices, while Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is down to less than 50%. This is according to data gathered by Android Developers, from two weeks ending on the 3rd of January.chart

There are two versions of Jelly Bean. These are version 4.1 and version 4.2. Among the two, version 4.1 runs on more devices (9%). Version 4.2, on the other hand, runs on 1.2% of all Android devices. This is understandable since 4.2 only rolled out in October, while 4.1 rolled out in July.

4.1 is only making its way to high-end devices. These include the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3. 4.2 runs on the latest Nexus devices such as the Google Nexus 4. It took version 4.1 six months to roll out to 10% of all Android devices. Although annoying, this isn’t surprising since it has always been the deal with Android.

Android has always been plagued by fragmentation. It doesn’t matter if you own a high-end or an entry-level Android device. There’s no way of telling if your device will get the latest updates or not. This is despite Google rolling out new versions of their operating system every year.

Does you Android device run Jelly Bean, or does it still run an out of date version of the OS? Let us know through a comment below.

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