Google has just released its usual monthly look at the world of Android adoption and its newest Android distribution chart shows both Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean increasing in dominance, finally passing 10% market share, amassing 10.2%. Android 4.2 only nudged a little, moving from 0.8% to 1.2%. However, Android 4.1 gained a total of 3.1% moving from 5.9% to 9.0%.
As for other versions of the Android OS, 29.1% are on Ice Cream Sandwich, up from 27.5% last month. Honeycomb users dropped 0.1 points to 1.5% and 47.6% of all Android users are still on Gingerbread, down from 50.6% last month.
This growth in Jelly Bean is likely attributable to the holiday shopping sprees and a number of devices being purchased or given as gifts.
Android’s next version is Key Lime Pie, and it’s possible that by the time it is released, Jelly Bean could finally do what no other previous version of Android could: surpass Gingerbread to become the dominant version in Android’s somewhat fragmented ecosystem.