Google’s latest Jelly Bean version of Android is on the brink of being installed on half of all active Android devices worldwide, according to data released by the company on Thursday. Google’s updated Android dashboard figures show that the ratio of devices running one of the three versions of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3) has reached 48.6 percent. However, that is 48.6 percent of all devices with the new Google Play Store app, because Google only tracks those with the app, as opposed to the 1 billion plus Android devices activated to date. Gingerbread is the next most used version of Android — on 28.5 percent — while Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4) is third, accounting for 20.6 percent. Comparing this data to September’s stats: Jelly Bean is up by 3.5 percent, Ice Cream Sandwich down 1.1 percent and Gingerbread down 2.2 percent.