Android Ecosystem, Version marketshare, Android market share

We’re all familiar by now with Google’s monthly look at the Android ecosystem and where its many versions stand. This month’s chart doesn’t show a radical change, though.

Android Jelly Bean (versions 4.1 and 4.2) continues to grow slowly, up to 28.4 percent of all Android devices, compared to 25 percent one month ago. The growth of Jelly Bean appears to be coming at the expense of Ice Cream Sandwich, which dropped 2 percent when compared to last month’s numbers.

Even though more than 50 percent of all Android owners are on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

Beginning last month, these charts are now built using data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store. Previously, the data was collected when the device simply checked-in to Google servers. Google believes the new data more accurately reflects the overall stance of the ecosystem.

Android 4.3 looks to be on the horizon as well, and we’d expect to hear more about the update come Google I/O in just a few weeks.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at