Jelly Bean climbs, but Gingerbread still dominates Android OS

Google updated its Android version distribution statistics and the numbers show that most Android users are still living in the past.

The recent figures reveal that a whopping 45.6% of Android owners still use Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which first debuted in December 2010 and was showcased by the Nexus S from Samsung. Only 13.6% use the latest versions of Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean, while Ice Cream Sandwich sits in the middle with 29% of Android’s installed user base.

These numbers aren’t surprising as adoption of the latest operating system has always been a sticking point for Android. Getting a new version of Android onto a phone requires cooperation from manufacturers as well as carriers, both of which slow down the update process to a crawl.

[Via Google]

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