February Android Version Numbers Are In! Android 4.0+ Closing in on 50%


Another month just ended, so you know what that means. Time for more platform numbers. Now Gingerbread has been leading the pack for quite some time now, which is surprising since we are 3 major Android versions of ahead of Gingerbread now. But Gingerbread is still leading the pack going into February. Android 2.3 has 45.6% of all Android devices with Ice Cream Sandwich on 29% and Jelly Bean a whooping 13.6% of all Android devices. Some other numbers that may surprise you is the 8.1% that are still on Android 2.2, and the 2.2 on Android 2.1. Does anyone remember running Froyo or Eclair on their devices? Long time ago, right?

What's interesting in these numbers is that Ice Cream Sandwich dropped from 29.1% to 29%. Which is probably due to devices running Android 4.0 getting updates to Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean, which has risen over the past month. It'll be nice to finally see Gingerbread drop down into the single digits but with Froyo still at 8.1%, which is nearly 4 years old now, that might be quite a while before that happens.


In fact it only decreased by about 2% in the past month. I guess those with Gingerbread either upgraded to a new device or threw on a custom ROM with Android 4.0 or higher. Ice Cream Sandwich also went up from 10% to 13.6%. And with the HTC Thunderbolt finally getting ICS today, we should see a bit of a change in the Gingerbread and ICS numbers for next month. Then there's Honeycomb, which is on 1.3 of tablets out there. Which is surprisingly low, but that's a good thing.

So it looks like only 1.4% of Android devices out there are on Android 4.2, which means either they own a Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, or Galaxy Nexus, or they've installed a custom ROM like CM 10.1.

What version of Android are you running? I'm running Android 4.2 on both of my Android devices, but let us know in the comments below.


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