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Android usage is on the rise

Android Distribution Numbers for Jan 2013

If you are an Android fan, you would be happy to know that Android’s distribution numbers are as expected. The Modern Android, Android 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2, is doing really well. But the distribution of Modern Android has still not become the leader. Android’s now very old version, Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, is still having the upper hand.

This report and these numbers were released by Google last month. And we have a strong confidence that by the end of the year, we will be able to see the scenario to be much better. We will be seeing a good distribution percentage for Android 4.1 and 4.2. If not so much, we will at least see Android 4.x versions in the top.

A lot of Android smart phone manufacturers even today are shipping their smart phones with Ice Cream Sandwich. And some not so popular brands in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, and others are still selling brand new iterations of their smart phones with Gingerbread in it and are not giving the capability to update it to a new version of the operating system. If this is changed, we could be able to see Modern Android more in the market.

Other major mobile operating systems in the market, namely Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 8, are giving tough competition to Android with very similar and competitive features on them. But I guess the search engine giant is doing good till now.

Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, has a total distribution of 45.6 per cent, whereas the Modern Android, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 and 4.2) together totals to 42.6 per cent. Not a very big difference. But if, by chance, Google introduces the new Android Key Lime Pie at the Google I/O event this May, we may see a very influence on these distribution numbers.

Source: Android And Me

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