Nearly two-thirds of Android devices are running on the outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, despite the release of the newer Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean versions.
Google revealed that 57.5 percent of Android users are still running Gingerbread in its latest distribution figures release.
Trailing Gingerbread, 20.9 percent of devices are now reportedly running using the year-old Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version.
At the very bottom, just 1.2 percent of all Android devices run using the company's latest 4.1 Jelly Bean Android version.
Despite the slow take up of newer platforms, the figures have improved on last month's, where 60.6 percent of Android devices were running Gingerbread.
Nevertheless, the slow adoption of newer mobile operating systems highlights the difficulty Google has in persuading hardware makers and mobile operators to provide updates for older models.
Jelly Bean's low penetration figures follow the same pattern set by Ice Cream Sandwich, which only accounted for 1.6 percent four months after its release in late 2011. At present, the 4.1 version is only available on a handful of Android devices.
Jelly Bean was unveiled alongside the Nexus 7 tablet in July and boasts a host of new features. These include increased integration with the Google Play Store, Google Now and Project Butter, a new code integrated into the OS that helps speed up performance.
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