Jelly Bean now runs a third of Android devices: Google

Summary: With a 33 percent use, Jelly Bean finally have gingerbread in their sights and are ready to overtake the aging Android release to take up space.

Google's statistics for devices to access its Play Store indicates that the latest incarnation of Android versions 4.1.x, 4.2.x, code named Jelly Bean — now power 33% of units in the store.

(Source: Google)

In the past month, Jelly Beans use stock — is called the distribution of Google – has increased by 4.6 per cent compared with the previous month. Jelly beans gains is at the expense of other Android versions, especially the Ice Cream Sandwich, which has seen its distribution to fall by 1.8 percentage points and gingerbread, which has seen its distribution fall by 2.1 percentage points.

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Jelly Bean is now a couple of percentage points of overtaking the gingerbread as the most popular version of Android. In the current rate, this would happen this month.

Android landscape is now a three-way split between aging and gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwich editions, and the current Jelly Bean Edition.

The Data also shows clearly how Jelly Bean alone is now the only version of Android that are experiencing growth, which is good news for developers, because the average ecosystem will be less fragmented.

Beginning in April 2013, Google started to deliver data collected from each device when users visited Google play Store. Previously gathered data when the device is simply checked in to the Google servers. Google believes the new data "more accurately reflects the users who are most engaged in Android and Google Play ecosystem".

For now remains the most popular version of the Android Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 gingerbread, a version that was released back in February 2011.