Ice-Cream Sandwich, who? Android is still ruled by Gingerbread

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By Staff /  03 Aug 2012 , 08:47

Excited about Android 4.1, Jelly Bean? Don’t be, because the chance of a Jelly Bean update is slim. Want Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0? Again unlikely. According to Android’s latest developer data, only 10 percent Android devices are running Android 4.0, also known as Ice-Cream Sandwich. You can view the detailed data here.

Gingerbread still leads the Android army with 63.6 percent devices running Gingerbread versions 2.3.3 to 2.3.7. Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) which was announced last year in October has around 10.7 percent devices for the 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 version. The data was collected by the Google over a 14-day period.

The numbers for Honeycomb, don’t look good at all with 1.9 percent devices running the OS. As far as the Android OS experience goes users still have fragmented exposure. Unlike iOS which is rolled to out all users, the Android OS story has been restricting for users.

Should Google be worried that only 10 percent devices are running ICS even as it launches Jelly Bean? Well yeah of course. As users, everybody wants to get their hands on Jelly Bean but that might remain wishful thinking for a lot of users, unless of course they upgrade to faster newer phones.

10 percent Android devices are running Android 4.0, also known as Ice-Cream Sandwich.Reuters

Jelly Bean which appears to be much faster than ICS has new features like Voice-recognition, and Project Butter for faster working etc.

Meanwhile, Samsung revealed its own plans for Jelly Bean updates. According to Tech2.in.com, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S customers will get the first experiences of Jelly Bean.

HTC’s One X might also get the latest version of Android. According to Android Central, HTC made a statement that said, “We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices. We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade plans.”

To know more about Jelly Bean click here.


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