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A Shocking Number Of Android Devices Still Run On Gingerbread

You’d think with all the shiny new Android phones everyone got for Christmas, most people would be running some form of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or even 4.1 Jelly Bean if they were lucky. You’d be wrong, though. Over 47 per cent of the devices that accessed the Google Play store in the last 14 days were running some version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gross.

According to statistics collected by Android Developers, 47.4 per cent of Android devices that used Play in the last two weeks are running Gingerbread software between 2.3.3 and 2.3.7. I feel so bad for them. They should be using beautifully modern versions like 4.0 or 4.1!

In more encouraging news, however, 4.x versions are now becoming more and more commonplace. Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich versions are up to 29.1 per cent, while 4.1 Jelly Bean — the latest iteration of Android — is pushing through 10 per cent the install base mark. Good job, manufacturers, for pushing 4.1 out quickly.

Have a look at more stats over at Android Developers. [Android Developers via Ars Technica]


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