Android Ice Cream Sandwich reaches 11pc adoption

3 Jul 2012

The latest data from Android Developers shows that almost 11pc of Android devices are operating on versions 4.0-4.0.4, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

Figures from a 14-day period up to 2 July 2012 (Monday) show that more users have recently adopted the latest available version of the Android operating system.

Gingerbread (versions 2.3-2.3.7) is holding strong as the most popular Android OS with 70pc of all devices using it. Froyo, the preceding version, is also more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich with 17.3pc of the share.

Though the percentage seems low, at 400m devices on the Google platform, that makes about 44m users of Ice Cream Sandwich.

Android Developers chart

Having been released late last year, Ice Cream Sandwich has seen slow take-up. With the launch of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1, however, Google intends to see smoother roll-out of the new OS with the introduction of a platform developer kit (PDK), which is intended to assist manufacturers in implementing the latest software.

A developer preview of Jelly Bean has already been made available and the software is expected to roll out out to Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Xoom devices later this month.

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Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.