Google updated the statistics of the operating system usage page, showing that almost 50-percent of Android-powered devices are running Jelly Bean. Although the statistics are more useful information for developers, it doesn’t mean we can’t make some assumptions based from it. The good thing is that most manufacturers and carriers are releasing the Jelly Bean updates for their flagship devices, plus many vendors — even those who are not very popular, are opting for the Jelly Bean OS.
The statistics show that Android Jelly Bean runs on almost 49-percent devices. The break-up shows that Android 4.1x runs on 36.5 percent handsets while Android 4.2x racks up 10.6 percent. The latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which was released back in July, is on a small 1.5 percent. Many vendors are working on releasing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for their flagship handsets.
HTC is already rolling out the Android 4.3 update for HTC One, which is available on the international version as well as in Canada. It’s also expected to reach all U.S. carriers by the end of this month. Samsung also confirmed that its flagship devices will also get the taste of Android 4.3, starting with Galaxy S4 this month followed by Galaxy S3 and Note 2.
Other versions take the remaining share with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on 20.6 percent while Android 2.3 Gingerbread still runs on 28.5 percent handsets.