Android Gingerbread finally begins to die

Big gains for Jelly Bean

It looks like the fragmented Android ecosystem is finally sorting itself out, as Android Jelly Bean found itself on a quarter of all devices in March.

The now-ancient Gingerbread (or version 2.3 if you prefer) still appears on the most handsets, accounting for 39.8 per cent of the Android market - but that is down 4.4 per cent on February's stats.

Both Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.1 & 4.2) are hot on its heels, with the latter witnessing a healthy 8.5 per cent boost month on month.

The standings are now;

  • 2.3 Gingerbread – 39.8%
  • 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – 29.3%
  • 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean – 25.0%

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