Google has updated its Android versions platform web page and as per looking it out the new numbers, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) hit by 33% adoption, while Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and other Android versions are still likely in up and down swing.
Counting on all Android versions one by one, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) grabbed a total of 25.6% market share, while Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) still a real winner in Android games, holding a 36.5% adoption. The older Android versions, the Android 2.2 (Froyo) hit by 3.2% adoption while Android 2.1 (Eclair) having 1.5% adoption and Android 1.6 (Donut) holds 0.1%.
With all these figures, it is also important to remember the fact that Google recently updated its algorithm on making a count of users for these figures. In Google’s own words, the new algorithm goes like this:
Note: 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.