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Android 4.0 now found in 7.1% of Android devices

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Android 4.0 now found in 7.1% of Android devices
As time goes on, it shouldn't be surprising to see more and more Android devices sport Android 4.0. Just like we've seen over the years when a new Android build is released, the new software slowly picks up traction until it soon grabs a majority of the market share. Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering 7.1% of Android devices, up nicely from the 4.9% seen in last month's data. Android 2.3, which at one time was where Android 4.0 is now, has a marketshare of 64.6% to lead the way, an increase of .6% from the previous month. The data used for the charts come from the last 14 days ending June 1st

The HTC One X brings more Android 4.0 users to the equation

The HTC One X brings more Android 4.0 users to the equation

The increase in Android 4.0 use over the last month is probably due to the launch of a number of new ICS flavored phones such as the HTC One series as well as updates being rolled out to older models. Android 2.2 still accounts for almost 1 in every 5 Android units. The 19.1% slice of the pie owned by Froyo powered models will continue sliding lower as more owners update to the latest models.

Tablet OS Honeycomb has a 2.7% marketshare as more Android tablets launch with Ice Cream Sandwich. And lastly, those using a phone with Android 1.5 to 2.1 installed still make up 6.1% of users. The Historical Distribution chart shows that 75% of current Android models are working with Android 2.3.3 or higher.

source: Androiddevelopers via MobileSyrup

The latest data on the distribution of Android OS builds
The latest data on the distribution of Android OS builds

The latest data on the distribution of Android OS builds


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posted on 01 Jun 2012, 21:14 6

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5425; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Step by step. :)

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 06:40 4

15. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its alot of steps for 4.0 ICS.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 21:20 3

2. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


no matter how much htc get ics update it still cant surpass samsung
Phonearena please return the money to htc

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:55 6

5. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)


at least htc gives its androi users update not like samsung which only has ics update fro like 2 phones the Gs2, note, galaxys2 skyrocket

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 01:40 4

10. abdane (Posts: 473; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


at least samsung gives its android users ANDROID multitasking... not like HTC tring to be iPhonish with no true multitasking and non removable battery and no sd card slot...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 03:21 1

12. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Lol Android turncoat. Fragmentation is not just limited to Android but Android users.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 05:10 2

14. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Ha-ha-ha!
Remember SGS? It was exactly like iphone 3g.
S3 voice useless stuff - just like useless siri.
The botton row of icons: fixed - just like ios's ones.
And this is are just superficial observations.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 10:11

19. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)


why are you looking to the past removable battery and SD card slot. the future is online storage that is why you have dropbox plus its more safer, because if you lose your phone you lose your sd card but not the online storage

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 21:42 4

3. mas11 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Once the newer Droids get ICS that number will jump by possibly 5% or more

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:51 1

4. dax0330 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


now where is the ICS update for my crapdragon phone???

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:56 3

6. fanesxx (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 May 2011)


does customs roms count????

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:06

27. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Yes, cause the count is taken by all the activations on Play Store

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 00:21 4

7. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


i am one of those 7.1% yay! thanks to odin

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 00:27 4

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So basically there are more Android devices running ICS now than on the first three versions combined. That's good. Maybe in the next report the percentage will surpass the first four versions total. The new Evo launch and further updates will help with this. :)

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 12:38

21. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i think what it shows is that there are a lot of older android models out there that are just begging for the user to upgrade to a new phone. Nothing has really launched with less than 2.3 in quite some time.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:26

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Basically it's saying ICS has not been widely distributed yet.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 01:12

9. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


7.1% in 6 months. Whoo! That's probably considered alot for Google. While other OS's 1month or less. So will my G1 get the 4.0?

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 02:10 2

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's pretty low. So much for Google unifying the Android environment with more timely updates.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 08:55 3

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep, it's disappointing. Oh well. Android is still awesome.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:24 1

23. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Denial is even better.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 04:02 4

13. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Who would still use android 1.5 cupcake??
can't even run most of the apps in it.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 08:39

16. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Developing markets where smartphone use is only just blooming and other devices that only need a simple OS to handle simple tasks. I think the original Barnes & Noble Nook may still be running one of the earliest Android OS versions, 1.5 or 1.6.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:25

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Motorola

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:38

32. mas11 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Motorola only uses Android 2.3.6 in its current lineup of smartphones and they are about to update them to 4.0.4 in a few months. You really should look up the facts before you post stupid s**t like that.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 09:36

18. blade (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 May 2012)


well as the cm9 is complete by the devs at xda the graph will be skyrocket
using ics on my phone as a daily rom only some bugs need to be fix rest everything is awesome
and to the noobs waiting of official upgrade head on to xda and flash cm9 rather waitng
belive me official upgrade are a peice of s**t i am only sticking to android because of cynogenmod

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 12:53

22. Apphole (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 May 2012)


huh...

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:49

26. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Only 7%? That's why piss*** android sucks!!!

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 15:56

28. vqc61 (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Yep. It sucks the big one for an OS that's supposedly "open source". If you're still at the mercy of phone manufacturers or carriers to release upgrades, what's the advantage of being open source?

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 08:46 1

30. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You are missing the point judging by your comment...android being a more open source OS is the reason why the numbers are low. Manufacturers are free to bring out new phones to the market with whatever version of android they choose. I have the freedom to change that because the open source code is released the public and developers who in turn can bring it to the user...because they choose to....this is the power if choice that iPhone users will never understand.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 22:05

31. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


...and most users do appreciate the latest and greatest to something they bought with their hard earned money, not obsolete after a year or less. The Os is a system as a whole. If Google comes up with something new, we expect to get it. its android and we don't give a s**t if its version 1, 2, 3, or 4. It has to be updated because it's android. Frankly right now, no user of any os is understanding why only 7.1% of phones are updated to ICS.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 16:51

33. vqc61 (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 May 2012)


True open source means that a user can choose to, and should be able to, build and load any version of the OS on his/her device any time s/he wants to. lubba is right, most users would want the latest and greatest version the moment it is released. May be I'm missing the point of the article, but what is your point? That Android hardware manufacturers chose to release their latest hardware with older versions of the OS? I'm sure that if the users have the freedom to change that, the number would be a lot closer to 100%,

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 08:42

29. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Nothing wrong with using 2.3.x, but I really do enjoy 4.0.4 better.

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