Google updated its Android developer platform the latest statistics which show that Android 4.X powers more than 70% of the Android devices that visit the Google Play store. Currently,Android 4.1.X Jellybean is the popular version with 36.5% share and Gingerbread still remains the second most popular version with 28.5% which has dropped from 34.1% since that last update in July. Android 4.3 which was announced in July is now powering 1.5% of all Android devices.

Google announced that data is gathered from the new Google Play Store app , which supports Android 2.2 and above and hence the devices running the older versions like Donut and Eclair are not included. However , in August 2013 , devices that ran older versions than Android 2.2 accounted for about 1% of devices that checked in to google servers(not those that actually visited Google Play Store).

Version Codename API Distribution
2.2 Froyo 8 2.2%
2.3.3 –
Gingerbread 10 28.5%
3.2 Honeycomb 13 0.1%
4.0.3 –
Ice Cream Sandwich 15 20.6%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 36.5%
4.2.x 17 10.6%
4.3 18 1.5%

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