The latest Android distribution statistics are out and they are promising. The number of devices running Jelly Bean is up by 8.5 percent from February and older versions are rapidly losing share.
Google may be releasing a slew of new smartphones and and tablets loaded with Jelly Bean goodness, but its legacy Gingerbread OS (2.3.x) still runs on approximately 54% of Android devices.
The latest Android numbers are in.
Although it may seem like it isn't really available on many devices, the latest version of Android is already making its way into the mainstream.
Just how bad is the fragmentation issues within Android?
Take out your phone right now. If there's a scratch on it, this latest Samsung creation may be for you.
The percentage of Android devices running version 4.0 has more than doubled in the past couple months, but that number still isn't even 2%.
If the reintroduction of Motorola's powerful Razr brand just didn't cut it for you, Verizon is launching a bigger and better version on Thursday.
The Motorola Atrix, which you may know as the star of those annoying TSA "is it a computer or a phone?" commercials, is getting a sequel.
An x86-friendly version of Android Gingerbread will be available for Intel's Atom E series in 2012.
Lenovo has debuted its $200 IdeaPad A1 tablet. The Android Gingerbread device boasts a 7-inch display (1,024 x 600), a 7 hour battery life, weighs approximately 400 grams (0.88 pounds) and is under 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters) thick.
AT&T is rolling out the Gingerbread like it's Christmas time.
Google is implementing a patch to fix a "ClientLogin" vulnerability that could enable cyber criminals to view or edit contact info on Android smartphones not running version 2.3.4 (Gingerbread).
Samsung's slate of Android smartphones and tablets are getting updated to Android 2.3.
Samsung really doesn't have a lot of luck when it comes to updating its Android phones.
While Google's Nexus One showed miserable sales numbers, customers who bought one are actually pretty lucky since it seems to be a priority for Google to update. That will continue to be true as all Nexus users will soon get Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread.
Well the latest stats are in about how many Android users are using which version of the operating system, and so far less than one half of one percent are running the most recent platform.
Are you hoping that Sony will officially launch its enigmatic PlayStation Phone for the masses at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show next month or the Mobile World Congress in February?
When Android 2.2 finally made its way to the public airwaves, it was the Nexus One that was first to receive the update. And it's living up to that reputation again this time, with Android 2.3 expected to hit the handset in a matter of weeks.
It doesn't get any more official than this. Google has launched an official product page for the Nexus S, the successor to its widely-acclaimed-but-poor-selling Nexus One Android phone.