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Android Gingerbread still most used version of Google’s OS

Android Gingerbread still most used version of Google’s OS

Google Android’s ongoing issues with fragmentation have been revealed by new developer stats. According to the figures, 36.5 per cent of users are still packing Android Gingerbread, despite it being superseded by Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean editions since its launch in December 2010.

Ice Cream Sandwich accounts for 25.6 per cent, while the current Jelly Bean iteration can be found on 29 per cent of Android devices. The tablet-only Honeycomb version is only kicking around on 0.1 per cent of Google-backed slates.

The stats show that Google and its handset partners are still struggling to get updates out to older phones, despite a promise to ensure devices up to 18 months old would receive the latest software.

The release of so-called Google Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One means more handsets should get the next software bump, Android 4.3, which is expected to be released later this year.

In the meantime, many Android users are missing out on key new functionality as Android develops at a lightning pace.

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