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Platform numbers for May 2013: Jelly Bean almost catches up with Gingerbread

Android Jelly Bean

Platform numbers for the month May 2013 are in, revealing the number of Android devices running the different versions of the OS, from Donut (1.6) all the way up to Jelly Bean (4.2.2).

Platform numbers for May 2013 reveal positive growth for Google’s most recent Jelly Bean flavor for Android. With each passing month, the share of devices with Gingerbread installed continues its downward slope (which is a good thing), while Jelly Bean (Android 4.1 to 4.2.2) continues climbing, much to everyone’s joy.

Android Platform Numbers May 2013

Android platform numbers for the month of May, 2013

The chart (above) reveals that Jelly Bean (API 16 and 17) has a combined share that is 7.4% higher than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while it still trails behind Gingerbread by a mere 3.5%. The gap, which was once wider, is now much more favorable to Google’s newer versions of their market-dominating OS. If you consider devices with Android 4.0 and up, the accumulated market share is 58.6%, which is roughly 527,400,000 devices (of the total estimated 900,000,000 activated Android devices). Impressive is the word you’re looking for.

Android device sizes

Android devices with various screen configurations

Hopefully, these platform numbers continue growing in favor of newer builds of Android OS so that more and more users are treated with Google’s present vision of their mobile OS than using an aged one (back from 2010, we’re referring to Gingerbread here).

Source: Android Developers

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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