Android Jelly Bean is the best version yet of Google's mobile OS. It's smooth, intuitive, and offers features not found in iOS or Windows Phone 8. Unfortunately a new study shows that less than three percent of all Android devices are currently running it.

During the last 14 days of October, Google kept note of which versions of Android phones visiting the Google Play store were running. The results showed that 54.2% of all Android phones are still running two-year-old Gingerbread version (Android 2.3). 

That number is slowly falling. Two months ago, 57.5% of all Android handsets were running Gingerbread. 

The survey did yield some good news. Google found that over 25% of customers were running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has been working with carriers and handset makers to get the latest version of Android to as many users as possible, but it's proven difficult. 

This shift is glacial compared to Apple. The company's latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6, saw a 15% adoption in less than 24 hours

[via CNET]