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Just in time for Android 4.4 KitKat, Jelly Bean adoption rate nears 50%

Published Oct 3rd, 2013 9:45AM EDT
Android Jelly Bean Adoption Rate

It’s taken more than a year but Jelly Bean is finally approaching a 50% adoption rate among Android users. The latest numbers posted on the Android Developers website show that Android versions 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 now account for 48.6% of all Android devices in use, compared to the 20.6% that run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the 28.5% that still run the ancient Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Although it’s good that almost half of all active Android devices are now running on Jelly Bean, it comes at a time when Google is planning to roll out its next major release for its mobile platform, known as Android 4.4 KitKat. So while Google may finally be ironing out some of its past fragmentation issues, the company is getting ready to throw a new one into the mix whenever KitKat releases later this year.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.