Google has published the latest numbers concerning operating system distribution for the month of October, as a result of gathering and counting data during a 7-day period ending on November 1, 2013. Before we look at numbers, Google makes a disclaimer that versions below 0.1 percent, as well as those earlier to Android 2.2, are not present in the chart of tablet above.
We’re seeing Jelly Bean (combined numbers for 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and 4.3) powering 52.1% of devices — with only 2.3% on Android 4.3, and Android 4.1.x versions being the most popular. Gingerbread still has a larger slice of the pie than Ice Cream Sandwich but we’re expecting numbers for earlier versions to shrink as more and more OEMs send out updates to Jelly Bean. Some might even skip Android 4.3 and get an update to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.