Android Jelly Bean Surpasses 15 per cent Adoption Rate for First Time

According to the figures, Android Jelly Bean has passed 15 per cent distribution for the first time. As compared to last time, Ice Cream Sandwich has slipped and it is likely that it will never pass the 30 per cent mark.  Android 2.3 Gingerbread can still be found on 44 per cent of the devices.

Breaking down the numbers, 16.5 per cent of devices run Android Jelly Bean, 28.6 per cent are using ICS, 1.2 per cent devices are powered by Honeycomb, a huge 44.2% are still using the old Gingerbread version and 7.6% are using Froyo.

Figures from last month indicate that Android is making a slow yet notable progress. Jelly Bean has managed to garner 5.9 percentage point increase and it is expected to become the second most popular Android platform by the summer, after Gingerbread which is still number one.

Let’s keep in mind that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to be announced on March 14, a teaser video for which has already been released, and it will most probably run on Android Key Lime Pie, so it may alter the Android distribution to quite an extent given the high anticipation for its launch.