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Android distribution chart drops Donut and Eclair

Google has released the latest Android usage numbers. This latest is the September report which considers data from a 7-day period that ended on September 4. The usage has been detailed based on platform versions just as we have seen in previous months, however this latest report has arrived as the first without Donut and Eclair.

Android distribution numbers show Jelly Bean rise to 33%

Earlier today we talked a little about the Android Army in terms of raw Android app downloads, and now this afternoon Google has released the latest Android distribution numbers for June showing some significant number changes. As usual this update shows developers the different Android version and platform distribution numbers, and as expected, Jelly Bean is still on the rise.

Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich now installed on over 25% of Android devices

The Android distribution reports are available and it looks like Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich installs are slowly on the rise. In fact, between the two, they now make up just over 25% of all Android installs. Of course, 23.7 percent of this comes from Ice Cream Sandwich, so Jelly Bean is still taking up a very small percentage of the market at just 1.8%. The king is still Gingerbread, with an impressive 55.8% of the market. It is down from 57.5% last month, so it seems like more users are moving forward with the new versions of the operating system. The low number of Jelly Bean users is quite surprising, but at least it means that almost three-quarters of all users are on one of the three most recent versions. There are still some users out there running the old versions. In fact, 12.9% of users are still running Froyo on their devices. Hopefully, we see a continued trend of users moving towards the newer versions of Android. This data is collected based on Android devices that accessed its Google Play marketplace during a 14-day period ended October 1. Numbers are always interesting, and it is good to see that more devices are updating to the newer versions. [timeline]

Android distribution: Ice Cream Sandwich on 4.9% of devices

Around here, the beginning of the month means paying the power bill, lifting another page on our Hello Kitty wall calendar, and checking the official Android distribution numbers from Google. The period ending on May 1st is a little rosier, with the various versions of Ice Cream Sandwich totaling 4.9% of all active Android devices. That's more than double the previous increase, but it's still just shy of one out of every twenty Android phones or tablets.

Ice Cream Sandwich posts small gains in February

Any long-time Android observer knows how this goes: a new version of the operating system is painfully slow to germinate with the public. Such is the case with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which now accounts for 1.6% of all Android devices across its three published versions. That's about a 60% growth from just a month ago, but still only accounts for about 4.5 million phones and tablets, given Google's MWC report of 300 million total Android devices.

Android distribution: Gingerbread gains slightly, ICS breaks the 1% mark

When last we saw Google's official numbers for the distribution of Android versions among the 250,000,000 devices out there, Android 4.0 made its debut with just .6% of measured devices. One month later the number of Ice Cream Sandwich phones and tablets has almost doubled! ...which is a nicer thing to say than "it's got a whole percent of devices." Between the handful of official releases of ICS, one in every hundred Android devices is running the latest software version. Not great, but not unexpected just ten weeks after its open-source debut.

Gingerbread runs on 73% of Android devices, says reseacher

If you're reading this on your Android phone, odds are pretty good that it's running Gingerbread and has a screen four inches or larger with a resolution of 800x480. That's the conclusion reached by Localytics, a research firm taking a long hard look at data supplied by apps that use the company's proprietary analytic data. Localytics claims that a full 73% of Android devices (smartphone and tablets) run Gingerbread. That figure disagrees with the latest numbers from Google, now a month old, which claim that Gingerbread runs on just 55% of Android hardware.
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