More Android mobile phone owners adopt Jelly Bean

Over one-in-ten Android mobile phone owners are now using the Jelly Bean platform, perhaps as more consumers buy handsets like the LG Nexus 4.

Adoption of the latest operating system has been gradually increasing – a November release shows 1.2 per cent usage, and this increased to 6.7 per cent in December.

Those with newer devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X have been able to upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich as firmware updates were rolled out.

This has significantly contributed to increased usage, as have higher sales of smartphones with Jelly Bean pre-loaded.

However, almost half of the Android community is still using Gingerbread – many of these consumers will be looking to buy a new mobile phone and take advantage of the latest technologies.

Jelly Bean 4.2 devices can display Google Currents information when idle thanks to Daydream, so that owners can keep up-to-date with news at a glance.

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