Jelly Bean now on 45pc of all Android mobile devices

5 Sep 2013

After Google revealed the name of the next version of the Android OS – 4.4 will be KitKat – and announcing there are now more than 1bn Android activations in the world, it has since emerged that Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2 has been installed on 45.1pc of all Android devices so far.

This means that close to 400m Android devices in the world today are running Jelly Bean.

That’s according to the Android Developers Dashboard, which gathers data from the new Google Play Store app that supports Android 2.2 and above.

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Devices older than Android 2.2 account for 1pc of devices that have checked into Google servers.

The breakdown in terms of versions of Android on devices is as follows: Froyo (2.4pc), Gingerbread (30.7pc), Honeycomb (0.1pc), Ice Cream Sandwich (21.7pc), Jelly Bean 4.1 (36.6pc) and Jelly Bean 4.2 (8.5pc).

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Earlier this week, Google revealed the new name of the next version of Android (4.4) will be KitKat and the maker of the chocolate bar, Nestlé, has begun distributing more than 50m Android-branded chocolate bars to 19 markets worldwide.

Writing on his Google+ page, Google’s vice-president in charge of Chrome and Android Sundar Pichai said: “All this Android innovation is driving tremendous ecosystem momentum and I’m excited to share that together we’ve now passed 1bn Android device activations.

“Huge thanks to the entire Android community, from the hardware manufacturers, chip makers and carriers to the developers and content creators to all of you – our Android users around the world – for making this possible,” Pichai said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years