Android platform versions for July: Jelly Bean running on 40.5% of active Android devices, Gingerbread continues to decline


Android platform distribution July

It’s that time of the month again! No, not the one your girlfriend warns you about, that time where Google updates us on the current state of affairs in Android. You know, Android firmwares. This allows Android-nuts like you and I to chart the growth of specific Android releases from devices that have recently pinged the Google Play Store. Let’s take a look.

While Jelly Bean is still very much on the rise, keep in mind that only a very small 6.5% of devices are running even running Android 4.2.2 (up from last month’s 5.6%). Really it’s like a sick cat-and-mouse game where OEM’s chase one Android release, only to find that they’ve once again fallen behind with the recent release of Android 4.3, the current latest version of Android (and the version you probably care about most).

We’d like to remind you that this isn’t representative of every Android device. We’re sure there are millions of Android devices in China still running on Donut but Google is only taking into account those devices that have recently pinged the Google Play Store. You know, legit Android devices. Cheers.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Lol but am sure “Donut” still provides more functionality and customization than either iOS or WP8.

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