With Google I/O just week away, many are expecting Google to unveil the next iteration of Android. A report from Android Police claimed the next version of Android would be 4.3, not 5.0 (Key Lime Pie), possibly due to delays.
Android updates, or lack thereof, have been a contentious issue, with some manufactures and carriers holding off releasing the latest version of Android for months. Google recently changed the way they measure Android marketshare to measure active users, rather than just Android handsets. The changes have had a month to take effect and, unsurprisingly, we're seeing an uptake in the latest OS, Jelly Bean. Older versions of Android still represent a sizeable proportion, with Gingerbread collectively taking the majority share of 38.5%.
Over the past month, versions 4.1 and 4.2 grew to represent a 28.4% marketshare, just enough to overtake Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) which sits at 27.5%. The new growth is likely due to users upgrading to ICS or upgrading from a Gingerbread handset. The changes to the marketshare may also reflect the change to the prediction algorithm by Google. Adoption of Jelly Bean is only likely to increase over time as more and more flagship phones use Jelly Bean, such as the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.