Android in Feb 2013: Jelly Bean grows, Gingerbread dominates

06 March, 2013 | Comments (43) | Post your comment

The platform distribution numbers for Android in February are out and they bring little surprises. The trends from the previous few months continue, with Jelly Bean gaining ground on ICS and the now long outdated Gingerbread.

The Gingerbread userbase has dropped from 45.6% to 44.2%, but this is still enough to make it the most popular Android version globally. And given that Gingerbread is more than two years old now, this hardly bodes too well for Android OEMs and their updates.

The ICS has seen a drop of 0.4 percent points, but it still holds nearly twice bigger market share than the two Jelly Bean releases combined.

The good news is that the Jelly Bean user base is up by 3 percent points over the previous month and the latest version of Android is starting to quickly gain traction now. Still, it remains to be seen if Jelly Bean will become the most widely-spread Android release before its Key Lime Pie successor comes in the summer.

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Android in Feb 2013: Jelly Bean grows, Gingerbread dominates - reader comments

  • drhom

by the way, there are no low cost phones running Jellybean. I just bought a $200 LG Optimus L9 with ICS. So, it's the carriers that truly decide your pointless piechart showing slow acceptance of Jellybean. Why bother depressing everyone that will ne...

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  • 2013-03-09 14:57
  • jZ5{
  • Drhom

Your pie chart is pointless. It is not the consumer that picks Jellybean, ICS or Gingerbread. it is the slow idiotic risk averse carriers that decide when we get our upgrades if at all. Since they have no incentive to upgrade to jellybean, they drag ...

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  • 2013-03-07 22:32
  • xAMx
  • Anonymous

With each Android update this problem will simply just get worse and worse. No way out of this problem.

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  • 2013-03-07 12:17
  • PG5Y