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Android Jelly Bean gains market share

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Google changed the way it counts the number of Android devices out in the wild last month in a move to help developers in getting the exact number of devices being used. Last month’s results of the market share of different Android versions are out, and this has used the new counting method. The report shows an obvious increase in the number of Jelly Bean devices out there. Specifically, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean number has increased from 23 per cent to 26.1 per cent.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich saw a drop from 29.3 per cent to 27.5 per cent. This could be possibly as smart phones have been getting the Jelly Bean update lately. Also, Gingerbread saw a drop from almost 40 per cent to 38.5 per cent. And oddly enough, Android Froyo, or Android 2.2, saw an increase. But this is being attributed to the change in the counting method and not an actual increase in the number of Froyo devices in the market.

Source: Phone Arena

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