If there is one argument for Android fragmentation, it is the staggering number of users that still remain on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to the latest numbers for Android version usage, collected during a 14-day period ending May 1st, a respectable 38.5 percent of users are still running Gingerbread. Android Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.2) is catching up, with 28.4 percent distribution, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich trails in third with 27.5 percent adoption.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread was initially released in February 2011, which makes it all the more surprising that such a significant number of users remain on the older version. Meanwhile, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean were released in October 2011 and July 2012 respectively. But, due to the myriad of different Android devices across multiple carriers, rolling out updates is not always the most simple task. Which version of Android are you running?