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.