Jelly Bean remains a small Android stat
A stick often used to beat Android is the fragmentation of the OS across various devices. And in particular, the slowness with which new platform updates emerge across the market.
Take, for instance, the latest monthly stats from Google that show an uptake of 1.2% for its latest and greatest ‘Jelly Bean’ incarnation, aka Android 4.1 (API level 16).
You can view the full platform stats on the Google website, including details of device screen sizes (small, normal, large, and xlarge) and densities (ldpi (low), mdpi (medium), hdpi (high), and xhdpi (extra high)).
Among the figures available, however, the thing that first catches my eye is actually the large slice taken by the recent Ice Cream Sandwich release. Specifically, 20.8% for API-level 15 (4.0.3 – 4.0.4, as opposed to the 4.0 – 4.0.2 earlier releases).
|2.3 – 2.3.2||Gingerbread||9||0.3%|
|2.3.3 – 2.3.7||10||57.2%|
|4.0 – 4.0.2||Ice Cream Sandwich||14||0.1%|
|4.0.3 – 4.0.4||15||20.8%|