As the graphic above shows, Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich are running on more and more devices. There are a variety of reasons for this. People are buying newer devices running the newer operating systems. Sony’s 2011 Xperia line up have all been updated to ICS along with other older devices like the HTC Thunderbolt. A very small percentage can even be attributed to rooted devices running updated custom ROMs. So it’s really been a group effort getting things up to date.
Despite some great advances by Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, Gingerbread still remains on top with a commanding 45.6%. These numbers are down from prior measurements and are continuing to trend that way. Nevertheless, it is a little sad that a 2 year old version of the OS is still dominate. Of course, this means that fragmentation continues to be a problem for Android.
[via Android Authority]