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Android Jelly Bean tops 50% of all Google phones

Android Jelly Bean tops 50% of all Google phones

Google appears to be winning its battle to get on top of Android fragmentation, with the release of official figures showing that Jelly Bean is now on more than 50% of all Google-backed handsets worldwide.

52.1% of users are using one of three versions of Jelly Bean. Android Ice Cream Sandwich accounts for 19.8%, while 26.3% are still using Android Gingerbread.

While Google will doubtless be delighted that Jelly Bean is surging ahead in popularity (it was on just 40% of devices a little over a months ago), Gingerbread’s high usage must be a concern.

It’s almost three years since that version of Android was first released, but it's still being used by over a quarter of Google’s installed base.

The numbers come just a few days after Google officially revealed its new Nexus 5 device and its next version of Android, KitKat.

The latter is due on Nexus phones in the next few weeks, with the search promising it’ll work on bringing it to low-powered, budget devices afterwards.

Mountain View is hoping that by doing so, it’ll bring an end to the fragmented state of its mobile platform.

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Android developers

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