Only a little later than usually posted, Google has updated their Android platform distribution numbers for the month of June, 2013. Jumping onto the Android Developers site, we now find that Jelly Bean is currently running on 37.9% of active devices (of which only 5.6% accounts for Android 4.2.2) — up from last month’s 33%.
While this marks the first time Jelly Bean has finally overtaken Gingerbread, we don’t believe lumping all of Jelly Bean together is very accurate, especially when many die-hard Android “enthusiasts” demand only the absolute latest from firmware from their devices (4.2.2 and soon, 4.3). With that being said, fragmentation could still be seen as running rampant.
The percentage of Gingerbread devices has fallen to 34.1% from 36.5% in May, while Ice Cream Sandwich continues to drop to 23.3%. While we can’t be too sure, the drop in Gingerbread is most likely due to failing or upgraded hardware, while Ice Cream Sandwich are devices being updated to one of the many Jelly Bean versions.
Remember, this isn’t really representative of Android as a whole — we’re sure there are millions of Android devices in China still running on Eclair — only those devices that have recently pinged the Google Play Store. You know, the ones that count.