Devices running on Android Jelly Bean have finally overtaken those on Ice Cream Sandwich, according to Google’s Android usage stats for April. Gingerbread, however continues to dominate the ecosystem, which can be explained by the number of entry-level smartphones being launched running on the two-year-old version of Android. Also Read - Google confirms support for RAW image in new Android API
The data reveals that Android Jelly Bean share has increased slightly over 28 percent from 25 percent recorded last month, and thus has surpassed the Ice Cream Sandwich version which garners 27.5 percent of the Android market. Also, the data suggests that though Jelly Bean 4.1 has gone up to 26 percent from 23 percent last month, there has been a decline in the rate of growth seen from a month before which recorded the usage growing close to double than before, from 12.2 percent to 23 percent. The 4.2 version of the Jelly Bean still has not managed to pick up pace and is holding a mere 2.3 percent of the market.
Gingerbread remains to be the leader with 38.4 percent of the market; however with the increasing demand and adoption of the Jelly Bean, it might soon lose the hold in the market.
As far as the stats gathered on display sizes are concerned, there is not much change noticed in trends. The normal screen sized (4-inch) phones have gone slightly down to 79.7 percent from 79.9 percent a month before, while smaller screen devices with 3-3.5-inch screen have increased by 0.3 percent to 9.8 percent in total. The large screen devices and extra large screen devices share almost same percent as recorded earlier.