Google has just released the Android version distribution chart for the month of September, and the growth has been impressive. But it’s not all good news, as Android 2.3 Gingerbread, still seems to be running on over 28.5% of all Android devices. On top spot is Android Jelly Bean which is powering over 48.6% of the Android population. This includes Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 with a large chunk coming from the year old Android 4.1 version of Android. Android 4.2 is picking up pace as well with the newly launched Android 4.3 only found on 1.5% of all devices. Android 4.3 adoption has been relatively slow as it was only recently rolled out to Nexus devices.
The fact that Android 2.3 is still running on a large number of Android devices is troubling for Google. However, the company can seek solace in the fact that older versions like Android 2.1, 2.2 and Android 3.2 Honeycomb are almost eradicated now. We’re hoping the ghosts of fragmentation will stop haunting Google, but with Android 4.4 KitKat on the horizon, we don’t see that happening anytime soon. Check out the chart below for detailed insights on how each version of Android is faring.
Source: Google Developers
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