Jelly Bean swallows up 45 percent of Android devices
The latest flavor of Android continues to pop up on more devices, leaving Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread further behind.
Lance WhitneyContributing Writer
Lance Whitney is a freelance technology writer and trainer and a former IT professional. He's written for Time, CNET, PCMag, and several other publications. He's the author of two tech books--one on Windows and another on LinkedIn.
Almost half of Android users are now taking a bite out of Jelly Bean, according to Google's Android developer dashboard.
Looking at all Android devices that visited Google Play during the seven days ending September 4, the dashboard pegged Jelly Bean's share at 45.1 percent. Version 4.1.x alone snagged 36.6 percent, leaving version 4.2.x with 8.5 percent.
As Jelly Bean's slice of the market jumps higher, past Android versions are seeing their action melt away. Ice Cream Sandwich accounted for just 21.7 percent of Google Play visits this past week, while Gingerbread snagged 30.7 percent.