Google has updated the Android distribution numbers, and while Gingerbread is still the king in terms of one single version, Android 4.0+ has officially eclipsed version 2.3.
Still holding onto a weighty 44.2% of the pie, Gingerbread likely won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. That said, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean both collectively consist of 45.1%, taking the lead over the aging Gingerbread. For the first time ever, there have been more users accessing the Google Play Store that are rocking the Holo UI, which is a significant improvement from Android 2.3.
While that’s all fine and dandy, over 50% of the chart consists of older versions of the Android operating system. The new onslaught of smartphones will continue to the shift away from Gingerbread and below, but that’s going to take quite a while. To make the waters even murkier, we’re expecting to see a brand new version of Android in the next couple of months, Key Lime Pie. While little is known about the upcoming version of the Android OS, it will likely be a more dramatic jump from Android Jelly Bean.
It will likely be some time before Jelly Bean takes over the spot Gingerbread currently holds, and even if more versions of the OS are on the way, we’d say that it’s a good thing that more devices are moving away from the painfully dated look of Android 2.3.
[Via: Android Developer]