Google just recently announced that Jelly Bean (Android 4.2 and 4.1) is now well on its way to rank first in software adoption, while ICS, Gingerbread and the other prior Android releases are slowly being retired in terms of usage on different Android devices.
Specifically, 33% of all Android users are now on Jelly Bean,although a big 36.5% of users are still stuck with Gingerbread. 26.5% still run on Ice Cream Sandwich, 3.2% are still unfortunately stuck on Froyo while a small 0.1% run Honeycomb.
We should note, however, that Google recently changed how it counts users of the different Android versions. According to the company’s official statement, “Beginning in April, 2013, these charts are now built using data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store. Previously, the data was collected when the device simply checked-in to Google servers. We believe the new data more accurately reflects those users who are most engaged in the Android and Google Play ecosystem.”