Android 2.3 Gingerbread has long held the distinction of being the most used version of the Android mobile operating system, but it seems that this is no longer the case, as Android Jelly Bean has finally overtaken the Gingerbread cart. Many of us are still waiting for the rather elusive Android 4.3 version to arrive, but at least we are “safe” in the knowledge that versions Android 4.1 and 4.2 have already gone beyond what Android 2.3.x Gingerbread figures are able to muster. This would officially place Jelly Bean as the most popular Android version among devices that are capable of accessing Google Play as at press time.
This is a rather significant feat and milestone, especially when you consider that the amount of time it took for Android Jelly Bean to achieve this particular milestone was a full year or so. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was first announced in June 2012, while Android 4.2, a newer version of Jelly Bean, hit the deck in October last year. It can only grow from strength to strength, and it would not have been made possible with the help and cooperation from OEMs that run on Android, too.