Android 4.x Jelly Bean Finally Overtakes Gingerbread In June

As part of a monthly routine, the Android OS stats which tell us the percentage of devices running various different versions of Android OS is out for the month of June 2013, and it brings with it a pleasant surprise which many will deem as great news.

Android 4.x Jelly Bean, introduced last year in 2012 (API Level 16, 17), has finally surpassed the percentage of devices running on the ancient Android 2.3 Gingerbread (APL Level 9, 10), which initially debuted back in December 2010.

The current share of devices running Android 4.x Jelly Bean stands at 37.9% combined for both 4.1 and 4.2 Jelly Bean, managing to edge out Gingerbread, which has a 34.1% share. If you measure the performance of Android in terms of Android 4.0 ICS and above, an impressive 61.2% of the devices are running on the contemporary, Holo-centric, OS which is still seen by many as the biggest change ever made to Android. Let's hope that the next iteration, namely 5.0 Key Lime Pie, brings something similarly weighty to the table.