Android in Jan 2013: Jelly Bean market share still under 15%

06 February, 2013 | Comments (38) | Post your comment

As the fastest growing version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean snatched 3.6% market share over the month of January. With an increase of 3.4% last December Jelly Bean's market share has been growing at a steady rate. Despite that the total market share of the two available Jelly Bean flavors is below the 15% mark and Android 2.3.x Gingerbread is still way ahead of all other versions.

Almost all of the older Android versions lost tiny fractions of their market share in January, but we'd guess the reason is the increase in the total number of Android devices (with the new ones running Gingerbread, ICS, and JB) as opposed to any of the older devices getting updated. At this pace, it would take quite a lot of time for Gingerbread to lose its leading position to some of the newer versions. Judging by the marginal decline, it also seems the sales of Gingerbread devices are still going strong.

Here's a recap of the market share changes that occurred in-between January 3 and February 4:

  • Android 1.6 Donut: 0.2%>0.2% (change not reflected in the first decimal place)
  • Android 2.1 Eclair: 2.4%>2.2% (10% decline)
  • Android 2.2 Froyo: 9%>8.1% (10% decline)
  • Android 2.3.x Gingerbread: 47.6%>45.6% (4% decline)
  • Android 3.x Honeycomb: 1.5%>1.3% (13% decline)
  • Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich: 29.1%>29% (0.2% decline)
  • Android 4.x Jelly Bean: 10.2%>13.6% (33% increase)

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Android in Jan 2013: Jelly Bean market share still under 15% - reader comments

  • Anonymous

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  • 2013-02-08 02:09
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  • Android Man

understandible really as there a lot of gingerbread devices still out there. that wont be able to update. i like jelly bean. and it has lots of features.

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  • 2013-02-07 18:07
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  • Jo XperiaRay

Performance wise, GB is good comparing with ICS and JB.

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  • 2013-02-07 16:39
  • Kht0