39 per cent of Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and above
New stats from Google have revealed that upwards of 39 per cent of Android handsets are now running Ice Cream Sandwich and above
39 per cent of all Android handsets are now running Ice Cream Sandwich and above, according to the latest stats from Google.
Gingerbread still powers the vast majority of Android devices out here with 47.6 per cent. Froyo is down to around 9 per cent and Honeycomb, Google’s ill-fated tablet version of Android, is all but extinct with just 1.5 per cent.
Jelly Bean, no doubt helped by sales of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 over the Xmas period, grew to 10.2 per cent as of January 3 2013.
Android Cupcake – version 1.5 of the OS – no longer features inside Google’s platform versions data and Android Donut accounts for just 0.2 per cent of handsets, indicating that Google's earliest builds of Android are now nothing more than distant memories for 99.8 per cent of users out there.
No doubt the next batch of Android-powered flagships from LG, Sony, HTC, and Samsung will help push Jelly Bean even further. To be honest, we’re impressed with how quickly it has grown already – it seems to be snowballing compared to previous iterations.
Should Jelly Bean continue as it is we’d expect it to hit the 20 per cent before the end of Q2 2013.