Android 4.0 now on 10.9 per cent of devices

What Mobile
July 3, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now being used on 10.9 per cent of Android devices, according to new figures released by Google, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still the most commonly used Android OS.

Almost nine months after it was launched, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has so far struggled to become the dominant OS in the Android range, despite Google hoping it would end Android’s fragmentation.

While the statistics somewhat predictably show that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still the most used version of Google’s OS – occupying a whopping 64 per cent share – the results for Android 2.2 Froyo were more of a surprise.

Despite launching way back in 2010, Android 2.2 is still being used on 17.3 per cent of Android devices, proving that there is still plenty of work to be done to get Android 4.0 the exposure and share it deserves.

The update delays that have been seen on many handsets haven’t helped, but with Android 4.0 updates still trickling out, more smartphones will soon be equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich over the coming months.

But with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the way soon, the fragmentation may get worse before it gets better, so we can only hope that Jelly Bean updates will be pushed out in a more timely manner to handsets.

Which version of Android are you currently using and will you be updating to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as soon as it arrives? Drop us a line and let us know in the comments below.

Google Android statistics July 2012

From Android Developers

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