If there is one main issue that most folks contend with when it comes to the Android operating system, it would be this – the fragmentation with so many devices as well as various versions of the Android operating system hanging around. It seems that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering 25.8% of all Android devices, which is a slight increase from 23.7% in the previous month. As for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it managed to nudge up 0.9 percentage points to 2.7% in October, so don’t expect Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to even register on the radar. As for the most dominant version of Android at press time, it would still be Android 2.3 Gingerbread that remains on a solid 54.2% of all Android devices. Sure, the figure has shrunk since last month, but that is only a wee bit – making Gingerbread the top dog still despite debuting nearly a couple of years ago.
Android 2.2 Froyo, surprisingly, remains a force to be reckoned with at 12% market share, while Android 3.0 Honeycomb retains a paltry 1.8% presence on Android devices. We do wonder just how fast the adoption rate is like when Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (yes, still) is unveiled on the spanking new Google Nexus 4 smartphone.