Android Jelly Bean Adoption Jumps

  • Android Jelly Bean is two-month old system
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread, most used
  • Android updates remain slow and fragmented

The popularity and success of Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus have seen a rapid increase in the use of the latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean (4.1),

  • Android Jelly Bean is two-month old system
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread, most used
  • Android updates remain slow and fragmented

The popularity and success of Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus have seen a rapid increase in the use of the latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean (4.1), which has risen to 50 percent to reach 1.2 percent.

Its predecessor, Ice Cream Sandwich, may have been installed by roughly 25 percent to hit 20.9 percent market share on Google's app store.

It is Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' version that holds the top post as the most used system with a 57.2 percent adoption rate following its release in December 2010. But its share of the active market reflected a drop from 60.6 in August, that followed a similar drop of 6.1 percent from July to August period.

Based on data gathered in the 14 days up to August 1, Jelly Bean gained 0.8 percent adoption rate and Ice Cream Sandwich with 5.0 percent. All other Android versions have slowly declined.

While no breakdown of the rates based on devices were provided, the Nexus 7 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphone are currently the more popular devices running the latest Android system.

However it is evident that when there are strong upgrade support and increased new device launches, Android's latest versions are picking up, along with the figure that 1.3 million Android devices are being activated daily as announced during the launch by Google's new Motorola Razr range. Total figure now has reached 480 million.

In June 27, Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean during its Google I/O conference and claimed it to be an improved system geared to give much improved performance and visuals. When released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on July 11, it was meant to be issued as an over-the-air update while pre-installed on the Nexus 7 tablet.

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