Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) was recently the most dominant version of Android. This is no longer the case, as Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) are now the most dominant versions of Android.
These official figures were taken from Android Developers. How did they get these numbers? The site explains, “Each snapshot of data represents all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in the prior 14 days.” It adds, “Data collected during a 14-day period ending on July 8, 2013.”
According to the numbers provided by Android Developers, Jelly Bean is the new leader at 37.9%. In second place is Gingerbread at 34.1%. In third place is Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) at 23.3%.
Why the sudden shift in dominance? This is due to the popularity of devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. These smartphones run Jelly Bean right out of the box. With the Korean tech giant reportedly selling 20 million units of its new flagship, the rise in Jelly Bean users is expected.
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