Featured: Jelly Bean is now 1.2% of total Android web traffic, that’s a lot of Nexus’ and custom ROMs

| September 18, 2012 | 6 Replies

So Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean was introduced at Google I/O this summer, and so far is only official available on Nexus devices including the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S (4G). We know most people have Jelly Bean installed in form of custom ROM, including myself. That’s not a whole lot of people, compared to the number of active Android devices out there.

Today a new report came out showing that out of all the Android web traffic, about 1.2% of it is from Android 4.1. So it looks like Jelly Bean is slowly but surely getting on to more devices everyday. But the report also showed that Android 2.3 – Gingerbread is still dominating, and that OS is almost 2 years old now.

As much as we talk about fragmentation and try to come up with ways to fix it. It’ll always be around, no matter what OS it is. Every OS has fragmentation, it happens when newer devices with newer hardware come out. There’s really no way to avoid it.

So who out there is running Jelly Bean? How are you running it, official, unofficial? Let us know in the comments.

Source: The Next Web, Gigaom

Category: Android News

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Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • http://t.co/VOyoBTC Ed

    I am running Jelly Bean on two devices. Just bought a Nexus 7 unlocked and rooted but stock rom. I am also running a custom rom on my Galaxy S (Captivate).

  • Sara

    Jelly bean is also officially available to Asus transformer.

  • Fabio

    I won’t update to Jelly Beans until the streams websites stop to use Flash and Sky go app be supported. If I update my S3 it means I can’t watch my football online anymore. It’s just a pity Google decided to follow Apple in this anti-flash operation. I believe it should be supported until at least 75% of the web moved to HTML5.

    • Tom Dawson

      It wasn’t Google’s decision to not support flash but Adobe’s – they wanted it out of of the Play Store and then were the ones to stop support after Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, Google could have done more but at the end of it all it’s Adobe’s code and without that what can they do? It’s the same on my Linux desktop – Adobe gave up supporting Linux and only Chrome will have an up-to-date version because Google took on the support.

      As for the Sky Go thing, that’s just Sky being useless and in Apple’s pocket once again.

      • Fabio

        I just think all of this is very sad. I was going to buy a tablet but I will have to wait and see the options with windows 8, it seems will be the only system that will still running flash. I know maybe with this harsh move from Adobe it will force everybody migrate to HTML5 as soon as possible, but until then I need a device with flash support. Would be cool if there were some browsers that would include a add on to support flash in Jelly Beans, I wouldn’t mind. But for the moment I have to stick with ICS making this statistics not favorable to Google. I like to be up to date with the latest version, but in this case unfortunately for me is the same to shoot my own feet. :-/

        • Tom Dawson

          Same here – the only reason I don’t run Jelly Bean on my TouchPad – flash. I’ve my One X hacked to hell to get Flash but in reality, it’s not worth it for me. I don’t use it all that much but it’s different on a tablet – there’s a whole world of content out there just begging for Flash support.

          An aftermarket browser with flash would be ideal but, I doubt Adobe would let that happen on their watch, sadly.