Google has released the latest Android distribution statistics, and three builds of Jelly Bean lead their predecessors and even their successor. 59.1 percent of all mobile devices out there powered by Google’s mobile operating system are accounted for by Android 4.1, Android 4.2 and Android 4.3. Jelly Bean has registered a nominal surge when compared to November 2013, back then distribution stood at 54.5 percent. It rose up to 59.1 percent last month. Android 4.1 particularly leads the pack, powering 35.9 percent of all Android devices.
Now it hasn’t been long since Google released Android 4.4 KitKat, and the update has only been rolled out for a few devices as yet. Most major flagships from last year are yet to receive the update, which is why KitKat adoption stood at 1.4 percent in December 2013, a mere .3 percent boost when compared to the stats from the preceding month. Its going to take a lot of time before there’s substantial adoption of KitKat by Android users around the world. Most devices aren’t expected to receive this update until at least a couple of months. However, new flagships that come out in 2014 are likely to be powered by the latest Android iteration, which will definitely boost its adoption stats. Legacy builds such as Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich account for 1.3 percent, 21.2 percent, 0.1 percent and 16.9 percent respectively.