Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 13:19 UTC
Google Google has changed the way it's counting devices running particular Android versions. "Beginning in April, 2013, these charts are now built using data collected from each device when the user visits the Google Play Store. Previously, the data was collected when the device simply checked-in to Google servers. We believe the new data more accurately reflects those users who are most engaged in the Android and Google Play ecosystem." The change does actually make sense - reflecting the kind of usage developers are interested in - but the fact that this also makes Jelly Bean jump from 16% to 25% surely played an important role here too. This means that Ice Cream Sandwich and later now account for about 54% of Android devices in use.
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RE[3]: But
by r_a_trip on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But"
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I don't think that makes Google lie awake at night.

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RE[4]: But
by jared_wilkes on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 22:20 in reply to "RE[3]: But"
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Why do you think I care what Google thinks?

As Thom says, it's clear that they're doing this to put the best spin they can on their data. I'm sure they love this. That doesn't make it a good thing for everyone else.

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