According to a recent update from Google, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is gradually getting popularity in smart phone market. Currently, the OS is running on 2.1 percent of all Android devices, which is far ahead from the last month figure 0.8 percent.
On the other hand, the predecessor Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich has a market share of 21 percent in all Android devices. With improvement in the operating systems and launching of a new OS at a regular interval, the older versions of Android are gradually losing their popularity. Android 2.2 or Froyo is active on 14 percent of devices while Eclairs is far behind it, with 3.7 percent market share.
The most popular OS is still Android 2.3 or Gingerbread which is running on 57.2 percent devices. Though, the share of Gingerbread is also declining which was 60.6 percent last month. The main reason behind increasing popularity of Jelly Bean is its compatibility with quite many applications. Also, most of smart phone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Micromax and ASUS have upgraded or about to upgrade their devices with Jelly Bean.
The changing trend is sure to change the smart phone application development industry as well. Keeping the fact in mind a new operating system always arrive with new opportunities in apps development, thus the developers are considering it as a good sign. The latest OS Android Jelly Bean is most powerful as long as apps support in concerned, thus we will enjoy a good boom in Android apps development industry in upcoming time.
Jelly Bean is attaining more and more popularity and keeping this in mind, it is anticipated the mobile applications in near future will entirely be dependent upon it. Consequently, the IT companies are certainly going to hire a huge amount of skilled manpower that is capable to understand and develop the apps as per this OS. Understanding this, more and more students are heading towards learning the apps development techniques for Jelly Bean.