Google has updated its Platform Versions page on its developer site showing the most recent information collected from the Google Play Store in the last 14 days. There is a change in the latest platform update numbers that is worth pointing out. Google says that starting in April of 2013, the charts are now built using data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store.
In the past, data was collected with the device checked into Google servers. Google says that the change more accurately reflects users that are most engaged in the Android ecosystem. The latest numbers show that Gingerbread is still the most popular flavor of Android on the market with 39.7% of the market overall.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich currently makes up 29.3% of the overall Android market. Android 4.1 and 4.2 now make up a combined 25% of the overall Android market. The latest statistics also look at the most popular screen sizes and densities.
The normal screen size range with hdpi density is easily the most popular screen size and density with 37.9% of counted Android devices using that sort screen. The next most common screen is also of normal size and features xhdpi density with 25% of measure devices using those hardware features. Overall normal screen size range devices account for 79.9% of all Android devices accessing Google Play.