Google’s statistics point out to 60 percent of active Android devices to run Jelly Bean
Android 4.1 is the most popular version of the operating system in the week ending of January 8
Google just published its statistics for January that point out the Platform versions information about number of devices sharing certain characteristics in order to help prioritize efforts for supporting different devices. The statistics actually reveal which devices are active in the ecosystem of Android and Google play and the data reveals all those Android gadgets running the latest Google Play Store application compatible with Android 2.2 or later. The great news is that almost 60% of active Android devices run Jelly Bean and even KitKat registers a small growth.
The Platform Versions for January 2014 show the solid growth of Jelly Bean at the expense of Gingerbread as well as the effect of the wave of all the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates rolling out like crazy for the past few weeks. In reference to this, the statistics also indicate the strong selling of handsets like Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 thanks to their extreme popularity during the holiday season.
According to the numbers, without a shadow of a doubt Android 4.1 is the most popular version of the operating system in the week ending of January 8 that strikes about 36%. Logically, the almost three years old Android 2.3 Gingerbread follows behind with little less than 22%. On the other hands, versions like Android 4.2 and Android 4.3 as well as Ice Cream Sandwich indicate their biggest growth, especially compared to the statistic numbers from December last year.
In addition, Android 4.4 KitKat scores its 0.3% growth which is a good top entry so far, considering the version is yet to roll out for more devices. According to the scheme, the high profile devices lucky to taste the KitKat treats are versions of Motorola Moto X and Motorola Moto G.
Source: Developer Android