Jun, 03 2013

Android platform versions for May

It’s that time of the month when Google has taken out the time to update their famous Android distribution chart. This chart tells us (and developers) the percentage of active Android devices and the current version of Android they’re running. We’ll try and make this quick.

For the month of May 33% of active Android devices — those that have recently visited the Google Play Store — are running Jelly Bean, up from last month’s 28.4%. Ice Cream Sandwich takes a dip to 25.6% from 27.5% in April, letting us know that a few ICS devices may have recently saw an upgrade to Jelly Bean. As for Gingerbread, it still holds the firmware crown, still accounting for 36.5% of active Androids. The good news? It’s on the slow decline, down from last month’s 38.5%.

Looks like Google’s got only a few more months before we see what is most likely the last version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) before Key Lime Pie, an entirely new Android firmware expected to be unveiled along with the next Nexus device towards the end of the year.

[Android Developers]

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