Gingerbread is Still Most Popular Android OS

Google has revealed that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is still the most popular version for the platform with the OS being installed on 55.8 percent of all Android devices.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), meanwhile, trailed in second place with a 23.7 percent share. As for the latest Android version, Jelly Bean, it was only able to claim a 1.8 percent share, with Android 2.2 (Froyo) beating the latest OS with a 12.9 percent market share.

To see Gingerbread still the market leader for Android operating systems is surprising to say the least, with it launching all the way back during December 2010. That said, its market share has shown signs of slow decrease; during the opening stages of September, Gingerbread's market share was 57.5 percent.

The Android market share data released by Google was based on number of Android devices accessing the Google Play marketplace through a 14-day period ended yesterday.

 

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  • halcyon
    Well, its not the largest installed base by any user's choice. Trust me. ICS is so much better its almost indescribable. The manufacturers that haven't updated their hardware to ICS should really be ashamed.
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  • AndrewMD
    The problem is device manufactures stop supporting their devices after they release a new one. Typically this is what you get when it is free... At least Apple has been faithful about updating their devices....
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  • kryzzay
    The title here is stupid. It's not the most popular OS. It's just that either people don't know there's an update, or there isn't one to begin with.

    Glad I'm one of the 1.8% with Jelly Bean. :D
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  • halcyon
    Well, its not the largest installed base by any user's choice. Trust me. ICS is so much better its almost indescribable. The manufacturers that haven't updated their hardware to ICS should really be ashamed.
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  • xpeh
    Yeah, maybe if the older devices supported 4.0, there'd be a much higher percantage.
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  • AndrewMD
    The problem is device manufactures stop supporting their devices after they release a new one. Typically this is what you get when it is free... At least Apple has been faithful about updating their devices....
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