Android 4.1 Jelly Bean appears to be off to a good start. According to research from ad network Chikita Insights, traffic from Jelly Bean devices jumped nearly 1,500% in the two months since Jelly Bean was released by Google (GOOG). Chikita’s research is based on hundreds of millions of mobile ad impressions from within its network and shows that at the end of July, Jelly Bean’s market share was at 0.87% and shot up to 1.47% by the end of August. While the percentage of users with Jelly Bean installed on their devices is still incredibly low compared to 57% percent share of devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it’s likely that figure will grow even quicker once more devices capable of running Jelly Bean arrive. By comparison, it took Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich three months to reach a 1.54% share of the market so at this rate, Jelly Bean is already outpacing Ice Cream Sandwich adoption.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.