As, we get ready to see another version of Jelly Bean, Android devices running on Jelly Bean have overtaken Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices in the world. According to the latest platform distribution numbers shared by Google, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 + Android 4.2) is now present on 28.4 per cent of devices compared to ICS’ 27.5 per cent.
This the first time, we are seeing Jelly Bean grab the second place in Android version stats, while Gingerbread continues to remain on top. However, the number of Gingerbread running devices is declining every month; it is now present on 38.5 per cent devices down from 39.8 per cent.
If Google indeed showcases Android 4.3 aka Jelly Bean at Google I/O this year and postpones Android 5.0 for next year or later this year, there is no stopping Jelly Bean, which will emerge as the biggest Android version in the coming months.
Apart from FroYo, other Android versions now have negligible market share. You can check out their share in the chart above.
To remind you, Google changed how it calculates these numbers last month. It now uses the data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store. Previously, the data was collected when the device simply checked-in to Google servers.