Android 2.3 Gingerbread debuted in 2010 but it dominated the Android platform until as early June 2013. Then, it finally happened — Google’s year-old Jelly Bean software became the most widely used version of Android as of the 14-day period ended July 8th, 2013. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean debuted on July 9th, 2012, and Google then released an update, Android 4.2, last November. Combined, the two currently available versions of Jelly Bean are now found on 37.9% of all Android devices in use, according to Google’s version tracking data. This tops Gingerbread’s 34.1% usage share and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich’s 23.3% share. If history has taught us anything though, it’s likely that we can now expect to see Jelly Bean remain the dominant Android platform through 2014 and beyond.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.