Ice Cream Sandwich installed on 16 percent of all Android devices

By on August 3, 2012, 7:30 AM

Google has updated the Android distribution chart which shows that version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is starting to make some headway among devices in the wild. Adoption of the operating system increased by 5 percent since last month with total distribution now sitting at 15.9 percent but considering the fact that it was released more than nine months ago, the figure isn’t terribly impressive.

Honeycomb accounts for 2.3 percent of all Android installations but the surprising data relates to Gingerbread as more than 60 percent of devices are still running software that was released in December 2010. Even more telling is the fact that 15.5 percent of devices are still using Froyo and 4.2 percent have Éclair installed.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has made the list for the first time with an introductory showing of 0.8 percent, not too bad considering the OS has only been available for less than a month and is limited to Google-branded Nexus devices as well as Motorola’s Xoom tablet. It will be interesting to see how quickly Jelly Bean is adopted over the coming months.

Hopefully it won’t take device manufacturers and carriers too terribly long to roll out the new OS to devices already on the market, although if Ice Cream Sandwich is any indication, that might not be the case.

Distribution data was collected during a 14-day period ending on August 1, 2012 based on the number of Android devices that accessed the Google Play store during that time frame.




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jizzyburnizzy said:

I gave up hope for ICS for thunderbolt.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yep, got 2.3.4 on my phone, and 4.03 on my tablet.

It might be cause of wear and tear, but my phone seems to run slower under Gingerbread than it did under Froyo.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Poor bastards those still on 0.2% lol Android 1.5 is such a piece of garbage.

Ditched my Lumia 900 for an S3. I'm rocking 4.0.4, but will put on Jelly Bean ROM soon.

Gamesinner said:

But not on Toshiba Thrive. Android 8.1 fudgecake is going to be out when Toshiba releases this update. Kids don't waste your money. Stear clear of Toshiba products cause they don't issue updates in a timely basis.

NightAngel79 said:

Just got ICS on my Rezound 2 days ago!! Wo Ho!

1 person liked this | princeton princeton said:

Yep, got 2.3.4 on my phone, and 4.03 on my tablet.

It might be cause of wear and tear, but my phone seems to run slower under Gingerbread than it did under Froyo.

Occurs on most phones with 512MB or less memory. Gingerbread uses significantly more RAM to run than Froyo. Especially noticeable on devices from the 1GHz single core generation like the Galaxy S and the HTC Desire.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Occurs on most phones with 512MB or less memory. Gingerbread uses significantly more RAM to run than Froyo. Especially noticeable on devices from the 1GHz single core generation like the Galaxy S and the HTC Desire.

And indeed my phone has 512 MB of RAM. Thank you good sir!

dennis777 dennis777 said:

if all upgrades where compatible to all phones, transition would be easier. :|

Gamesinner said:

they must have heard me bitching because they came out with the update yesturday.

L.Fluffy L.Fluffy said:

Poor bastards those still on 0.2% lol Android 1.5 is such a piece of garbage.

Ditched my Lumia 900 for an S3. I'm rocking 4.0.4, but will put on Jelly Bean ROM soon.

The Nokia Lumia series falls under Windows Mobile not Android buddy...

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

The Nokia Lumia series falls under Windows Mobile not Android buddy...

Huh?

You thought that I thought Windows Phone 7 is part of the Android ecosystem? Lol. Re-read.

I said I ditched my Windows Phone 7 (<b>not</b> Windows Mobile, FYI) device for an Android device, and that I plan to update said device to Jelly Bean.

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