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Android users are flocking to the latest version of the Google mobile platform, according to the search engine company's latest numbers.
According to Google, Android Jelly Bean, which include versions 4.1.x and 4.2.x, now accounts for 28.4 percent of the Android market. The numbers for Jelly Bean versions officially surpass versions 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
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Jelly Bean figures are an increase of 3.4 percent. If one were to break down the versions of Jelly Bean, 4.1.x is most actively utilized by 26.1 percent of users. As for version 4.2.x, the distribution count for April is 2.3 percent.
Ice Cream Sandwich accounted for 27.5 percent, a dip of 1.8 percent from the previous month.
Despite the hefty numbers for Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, both Google mobile operating system versions are not enough to dethrone the Gingerbread, known as versions 2.3.3 to 2.3.7. The Gingerbread's distribution, which was first released in December 2010, accounted for 38.4 percent of distribution despite a 1.7 percent decrease from March.
The figures were compiled by user visits on Google Play during a 14-day period that culminated on May 1.
According to CNET, a "driving force" for the Jelly Bean's growth is Samsung's Galaxy S3, which sold more than 50 million units since its May 2012 release. The numbers for the Jelly Bean are likely to increase further following the release of the Galaxy S4, which started to rollout across several carriers and retailers in April and throughout May.