Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes up minuscule amount of market

Google released the latest numbers showing off all versions of Android. In the Android Platform Version chart, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has a 0.6 percent share of Android Market visitors, which is the same amount for Android 1.5 (Cupcake). ICS is split into two versions, 4.0.2, which is on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0.3, which was being rolled out to the Samsung Nexus S (update was delayed due to battery drain issues.)

Android 4.0’s low share is clearly due to the operating system being so new, as the number of Android 4.0+ devices is sure to rise once more tablet and smartphone makers begin rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Just about every OEM is on the record as saying that it has plans for ICS updates to phones but those devices are not expected to be upgraded anytime soon. Until others receive the update, the Galaxy Nexus remains the only device running Ice Cream Sandwich.

The only thing I took from this chart is that Android 1.5 Cupcake is still floating around on devices out there, which is ridiculous, especially since the OS is over four years old. Besides that, the dominate version remains Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which now represents 55.5 percent of Android devices accessing the Android Market.

[Google]

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  • everygamer

    Ahh, that chart updates daily on their site. There are only 2 phones currently running ICS and 1 tablet and this has been the fact for about 30 days. This would be a story if after 6 months it was only 1%.

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