Another month, another collection of Android adoption data shows Jelly Bean’s slow march toward bigger marketshare. During a two week period ending on March 4, data reflects a jump up to 16.5 percent distribution compared to 13.6 percent in February. That’s actually a pretty big jump, owing in part to manufacturers pushing out updates and more recent phones releasing with the latest OS.
Gingerbread, which still dominates, fell slightly, as did Ice Cream Sandwich, but not by much. The leap is promising, and it’s great that all phones we’ve seen announced this year are coming with Jelly Bean outright. Gingerbread is still an imposing number, and will likely continue to be for awhile. Probably even during Key Lime Pie and beyond.