Google: Jelly Bean Adoption Up to 10%, Gingerbread Falls Below 50%

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Six months after its release, the latest figures from Google show that Android 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean is on 10% of devices that recently accessed the Play store. These figures are dramatically improved over the lowly .8% of devices that had adopted the latest version of Android by August of this year.

Also worth noting is that Gingerbread has maintained a 47.6% share, although this is the first time that Google has reported it being on less than half of the Android install base.

While Apple does have a controlled ecosystem and a more unified line-up of devices, this is one area that allows the somewhat restricted platform to shine. Since there isn’t a wide variety of devices and hardware types to update, iOS 6 adoption soared to 60% just one month after its release, making the above numbers seem laughable in comparison.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the successor to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and was originally released alongside the Nexus 7. The update includes vast performance improvements — codenamed Project Butter — and the much-acclaimed Google Now search experience, as well as various other software improvements.

[Android Developers via The Verge]

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