Jelly Bean Powers Up Over 50% of Android Devices
Google has published on the web the latest numbers concerning operating system distribution for October, after gathering and counting date during a 7 day period that ended on November 1st, 2013.
Google did make a disclaimer here, saying that versions below 0.1% and those earlier than Android 2.2 are not present in the chart above, which makes sense, since those two categories are now irrelevant. The combined Jelly Bean numbers apply for versions 4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3 of Android and they reached 52.1% of all Android devices.
Only 2.3% run Android 4.3 right now and Android 4.1.x is much more popular. Gingerbread still has a large cut of the pie, even compared to Ice Cream Sandwich. The numbers are expected to shrink as more Jelly Bean devices will be launched and the OS will be available on more phones. Some OEMs like Samsung may jump from Android 4.1.x or Android 4.2 straight to Android 4.4 KitKat also.