Ice Cream Sandwich finally hits 1% of Android ecosystem
0. phoneArena 02 Feb 2012, 17:01 posted on
The numbers weren't expected to be released until tomorrow, but Google released the new quarterly statistics for the Android platform version spread today. Some may call this the proof that Android is "fragmented"...
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1. theBankRobber (Posts: 676; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I wish Google and oems get their act together. 1 device getting ICS at a time and long waits is just unacceptable.
5. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
i actually am not to psyched abot ICSi dislike UI it seems like a little trony than an OS for my hand held Personal Computing Device....gonna google some more Reviews on it... but i gotta say the look doesn't seem appealing but the perks might! ... i unno let me know if you agree/disagree.
10. theBankRobber (Posts: 676; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I think its great that Google wants more people to know that the Android phone is a Android phone, Not a Galaxy S II or a Moto Droid. You can look at any IOS product and tell is Apple, but people see my wife's Evo 3D and don't even know its a Google Android device because of the OEM's skins. Now I am excited about ICS mainly because of the performance it gives the phone. I read it makes laggy phones run much smoother.
2. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
1%! Not good! Guess my G2 won't be getting updates for a long time and maybe even never. Google sucks! Good thing I have my HD7.
7. ericino (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
I don't think we'll see our devices getting ICS OTA either. Fortunately, there are some very usable ROMs over at xda-developers.
One even has ICS with MIUI, and it's mighty fast.
3. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)
Oh man ! 1 whole percent ! What doorbusting news ! Excuse me while I call CNN !
4. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
If you don't like waiting for updates, there is a simple solution:
Root + flash rom
I've had Ice Cream Sandwich on my year old HTC Desire HD for nearly a month
11. stealthd (unregistered)
In other words your only solution is to void your warranty.
12. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
Well, if you want timely updates without flashing roms, you need a nexus phone. If not, you usually have to wait some months for your phone to get updated.
I was also scared that rooting would brick my phone, but I have not experienced a single issue so far :)
6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
soo..does this mean there's already around 2,5 million galaxy nexuses out there? ( giving the fact that there's around 270 million android devices in use)
8. ericino (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
I think they also count rooted devices running ICS.
Not quite sure how many of us exist though, would love to see a number on that :)
9. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)
We probably shouldn't count the differences between small release upgrades like 2.3 to 2.3.3. I mean, we care how many windows users are using windows 7 to XP, but does it really matter if they are on sp2 or sp3?. Major releases are the only items that should be shown i.e. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.... 3.0. Granted, that only gets rid of 2 versions listed on this chart. Google should probably stop making early versions available to new devices only allowing the last 2 iterations to be available at any one time for use. No new devices running 2.2
13. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
I see what you mean, but you have to remember that this information is primarily for developers, and there are some minor differences in API's between small versions, such as 2.3 and 2.3.3.
For non-developers, I agree that it would be easier to see differences if the minor upgrades are not included :)