Latest Android platform figures released.

It’s that time of the month folks, Google have released the platform usage figures up to the 3rd of January

Latest Android platform figures released.


The good news here is that Jelly Bean has had a reasonably large jump from 6.7% to 10.2%. Clearly a lot of people got Nexus 7’s for Christmas (Maybe Nexus 4’s too but thats less likely). Gingerbread fell again and dipped under 50% for the first time. 39.3% of users are now using a Version of Android that was released within the last 14 months which is a step in the right direction. Ice Cream Sandwich grew slightly as well.

Hopefully this shows that both consumers and manufacturers are keen to be on a (reasonably) new version of Android. The next OS update probably won’t be until Google I/O in May at the earliest so there are a few months to build on this foundation. Less Gingerbread and more Jelly Bean is the key (Lime Pie? Sorry, I couldn’t resist).

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  • Jack Black

    Hi guys just wondering where you got this from?

    • Guest

      Hi Jack, there is a link to the relevant Google page in the first sentence of the post, the word “released” is hyperlinked and if you click on it, it will take you to the relevant page. Hope that helps you.

      • Jack Black

        Cheers Jamie! It’s interesting Google do this every month, does Apple do something similar to show the amount of people using older devices so devs know?

        • Guest

          No they don’t. Developers are able to get that information from their apps though. General rule of thumb however is that 80% of Apple users tend to be on the latest version of iOS within a month of it being released.