Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Now On 10.9% Of The Android Devices
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was officially announced in late June, but the new version of Google’s mobile operating system is expected to debut in mid-July on Google NExus 7, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom. Meanwhile, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich managed to pass beyond the 10% milestone in Android share.
Launched in October 2011, along with Galaxy Nexus at “Unwrapping Ice Cream Sandwich” event in Hong Kong, Android 4.0 now has a market share of 10.9% from the total of Android-powered gadgets, now after Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was announced.
Android Developers confirms that it took 8 months for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to reach this milestone, and it is now installed on more than 10% of the total of Android smartphone and tablets.
This is an insignificant market share and, to be honest, it rolls out pretty slow. There are a lot of Android smartphone and tablet models, and the technical specifications of some of them doesn’t support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, mostly because the storage capacity is too low.
In the graph above you can see the Android distribution based on version, and it’s easy to notice that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is installed on more than 6% of the android devices, followed by Android 2.2 Froyo that dropped to 17.3%, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is third with 19%.
While Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the most widespread version with 64%, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is no where to be found in the statistics, since it will be available starting mid July.
Beginning with July Andorid 4.1 Jelly Bean will start showing up in charts, of course, with a tiny share, but, probably, towards the end of the year it start gaining market share. I guess that Android 2.3 Gingerbread reached its climax and it will slowly start to lose its Android market share.