The latest Android statistics are in, courtesy Google’s recent update on 9TO5Google and its official Android developers website. According to the details released, Google’s up-to-date Android operating system – Jelly Bean has grown (in terms of distribution) by up to 0.8%.
The data released by Google indicates the statistics for a 14-day period ending August 01, 2012 and is based on the number of Android devices that accessed Google Play during the said time. Android’s much talked about fragmentation issues still remain, but the percentage of fragmentation across different versions has decreased in favor of the hugely popular Android OS v2.3 – v2.3.7 (Gingerbread), which is now being run on 60.6% of all devices running Google’s Android operating system. Devices currently running Gingerbread include the likes of Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Note and Sony Xperia series smartphones, to name a few.
The percentage distribution of Gingerbread has fallen from 64% as compared to Google’s July update. This is largely due to devices’ upgrade to Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which has seen an increase from 10.9% to almost 16% distribution, thanks to continuing sales of Samsung’s darling flagship phone Samsung Galaxy S3.
15.5% of the devices run Android OS v2.2 Froyo (down from 19.1% previously), while all other versions make up for a collective distribution of a paltry 7.2%. However, what’s particularly interesting here is that the latest Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) has shown small but rapid growth in less than a month after it was made available on devices. It is certain to gain more share as new phones and tablets are released.