Platform Numbers July 2013

Android 4.x now running on 63-percent of all devices in use

As it does a monthly basis, Google has just released its Platform Version numbers to show a snapshot of the Android OS versions being used on devices today. With numbers taken over a two week period ending August 1st, we see small growths in the highest versions. Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) rose to 40.5-percent — up from 37.9-percent last month — and together with Ice Cream Sandwich hit 63-percent of the install base.

Android 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.2 are all holding on by a thread, with under 5-percent share between the four versions. Gingerbread dipped slightly but is still holding strong at 33.1-percent of the install base.

This time around Google is also releasing a distribution chart of the different screen densities of devices in use today, which is quite interesting. Stick around after the break to have a look.

Platform Numbers July 2013

 
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drunkonfame says:

First

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Mayoo614 says:

Sorry, nobody cares about that phone #TROLOLO

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MERCDROID says:

This.

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CrimsonSage says:

Second :)

Third.

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neonworm says:

Fourth.

Anuj Patel says:

As much as I love getting new Android features constantly, I'm glad that Google has slowed down on updates so phone manufacture can catch up and Android can be more organized!

return_0 says:

Dammit Donut.

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return_0 says:

Opps, double post. How.

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skyboxer says:

GB being stubborn! Come to the light people!
I wonder how many of those GB devices are low tier phones on pre paid plans.

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kullkid92x says:

A TON LOAD lol and that's what sucks -_- the only devices left giving android a bad name lol

TommyQ94 says:

I know someone who started a contract on a gingerbread low tier phone two weeks ago

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snsethy says:

I gave my ex a RAZR M and he's keeping it as backup for his Fascinate. He said he prefers his old phone. :/

MERCDROID says:

That's enlightening lol

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PaulDE says:

I am not stubborn. And my trusty Ray was not a low end phone at it's time either.
Until some manufacturer gets out another phone in a similar size (it fit's into the small pocket of my jeans, damnit), with the recently updated S200 (better GPU) or maybe even the S400 chipset, i won't part with my old phone.

NoNexus says:

OK I admit it. I still have an Eclair Phone that I use once or twice a month to booger up the stats.

MERCDROID says:

Shame on you!

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15israellai says:

That's a lot of jelly beans!

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Adamsville says:

not that I care, but Id put money that these stats are faker than Samsung's benchmark test results... just sayin

trwrt says:

Fake in what way? They just count up how many devices of each version access the Play Store, seems pretty straightforward.

Adamsville says:

if you say so, Larry Page :\

jenskristian says:

With this being the numbers from a 14-day period ending on Aug 1, shouldn't Android 4.3 be represented? It started rolling out on July 24.

trwrt says:

Probably still less than 0.1%, which they don't put on the chart.

jenskristian says:

Good point. Must be the reason.

Mayoo614 says:

A full 14 days cycle has not been reached with 4.3 and OTA didn't reach everyone yet. This would falsify the survey.

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Colvin99 says:

That surprised me too, you'd think it'd be over at least .1 percent by now. I finally bypassed Verizon for this update on my gn :-)

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Fairclough says:

My bad gingerbread downloads is my fault ;) gave the misses my old phone to use while hers is being repaired... She downloads a lot.

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jenskristian says:

We should be more worried about the one person still using a phone running Donut...

joebob2000 says:

One person? There are basically 1 billion android phones in use; 0.1% is about 1 million users. 12 million are on Eclair, and 25 million are on Froyo.

Mighty_Red says:

Strange that 2.3-2.3.2 has made a reappearance (it disappeared last month). I guess that the number of users is around around the 0.1 distribution limit so any kind of slight fluctuation is google play access would change the figures.

The biggest thing to note is just how many android devices are marooned on 2.3.x. They are only decreasing by around 2% a month which you can put down to people upgrading to new phones rather than updating their phones.

I doubt the figures will change much for next month unless Samsung roll out 4.2.2/4.3 to handsets. We'll probably see 4.3 come in at the expense of 4.2.2.

eKoKnight says:

I'm surprise companies don't use honeycomb. I mean wouldn't that be best to use on todays low end phones instead of using gingerbread that crap and looks ugly. At least with honeycomb you get better features and a better look right?

jenskristian says:

Honeycomb is only for tablets.

eKoKnight says:

Oh ok. I didn't know that. Thanks.

Only 0.1% Honeycomb?
Must be Samsung GT-P6810 wifi tablets that are still waiting for updates...
Even though the identical 3G ones got it months ago.

bull durham1 says:

All four of my kids have Dell Streak 7 tablets and they all run on Honeycomb. I know they can be updated, by they like them just fine and I worry about bricking them if I tried updating them.

mzanette says:

Donut refuses to die.

MarkSeven says:

Stuck with ICS

MarkSeven says:

...until my contract is up.

keithz says:

Gingerbread is Android's XP. Just won't die.

tkh_tech says:

Once KeylimePie or whatever is released, aren't we back to square one?

I realize that most phones on GB are going to be forever stuck there, but I do wish the manufacturers who released devices running ICS would update them to JB. And it's a crime that any manufacturer would release a new device running ICS these days--yes, I'm looking at you, Casio.

Gearu says:

Long live Gingerbread!
ICS is the odd one out, no one loves you.

chrisdlv77 says:

I still my g1 :) from Google as a backup

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