Google reports almost half the Android users are still on Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Google recently announced new statistics for its Android subscriber base and surprisingly most users are still on Gingerbread. From the total number of Android users, 45.6% of people are still using Android 2.3 Gingerbread while a 29% of users have upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and only a 13.6% are using Android Jelly Bean which is the latest version of Android.

Some users are still using Android 3.1 Honeycomb which adds up to a 1.3% of the total users. It is quite surprising that 8.1% of the users are still stuck on Android 2.2 Froyo and 0.2% are still using Android 1.6 Donut. These results show that the manufacturers are still introducing cheap low-end devices which are not capable of updating to the higher platform.

Comparing these stats to the previous month, Gingerbread users have relatively dropped by about 50% and Froyo has gone below the 10%. Android 4.0 ICS users have also dropped to a certain extent as a lot of devices are now capable of upgrading to Jelly Bean. Let’s hope that Google promotes the manufacturers to produce devices with a better hardware so a huge number of the user base receive the latest updates time and again.

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