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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 0.6% of Android devices

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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 0.6% of Android devices
Android 4.0 has gradually begun its march to greatness with the first Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) device arriving in December. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus however is only the beginning, and the real surge in ICS market share is expected to start around the first and second quarters of 2012 when phone makers will update their existing devices and ICS will hopefully become the norm for new ones.

Currently, the platform only has 0.6% share of all Android devices on the market. Android Gingerbread is the dominant version, with a commanding share of more than 55%.

Froyo is quickly fading away (but not as quick as we would have wished for) and now has around 30.4% of all devices. Finally, Eclair 2.1 is the last version of Android that still has a relatively noticeable, 8.5% piece of the market.


Ice Cream Sandwich now on 0.6  of Android devices

Ice Cream Sandwich now on 0.6  of Android devices

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:11 1

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


cant wait to get my hands on to ICS! still waiting for a HTC or SE with ICS out of the box.. waiting game..

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:24

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Im waiting for a stock ics Rom to be available for the att sgs2. This thing needs it...or maybe its just me.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:37 1

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


ICS is a must have believe me

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:07 1

27. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I know. The only reason i got the sgs2 is cuz i didn't wanna wait an unannounced time period for an att nexus or pay stupid amounts for an unlocked gsm. And the sgs2 is promised to get ics. But ill happily root and install an ics Rom, after all i don't need touchwiz.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:00

31. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Why is ICS a must have? What is in ICS that is not in Gingerbread that is a must have?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:16 2

33. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


For starters hardware acceleration, UI speed improvement security enhancements, continued dictation (I use dictation) disable stock apps you won't use, check your data usage,better camera app, photo and video edition software, more tools on the sdk, more pretty folders better browser. Better auto correct and spell check, social network details from your friends show in the contacts app and a really cool launcher plus a more intuitive UI. I don't use custom roms much and I'm on one because of ICS, CM9 alpha 18 I think and even in alpha feels really nice

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 23:56

38. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Thanks for your reply. Looking at your list of features, the only thing that would matter to me would be a better browser. Speed improvements are nice, but I don't expect a huge improvement. Social network details from my friends I already have on HTC Sense. I also find it rather useless as I generally organise my social network reading by network and time rather than by contact.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:10 3

4. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


don't waste your time! buy a super phone named as iPhone 4S and enjoy your life!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:33 5

5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


u had me right up until you put "super phone" and "i4s" in the same sentence.. lol. yes, an 800mhz phone is very "super..duper".

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:41 3

12. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


looks i should explain !
it works at 1 GHz not at 800 MHz
read some reviews , don't wary just go to reviews on this site!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:47 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


read
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-4S-gets-the-teardown-treatment_id22981

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:45 1

26. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Remixfa a good Hardware is nothing if it runs on crappy Software.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:33 3

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


troll spotted
a new year a new troll arrives

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:34 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its probably taco in yet another account.. lol.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:39 3

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


doesn't sound much taco like unless he lost whats left of his common sense and became a mindless troll.... well mindless-er troll

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 11:34 1

17. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


mindless-er-er !! :)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 12:20 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


why you miss him

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:03 2

20. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Except for the fact that taco's favorite argument was that the iPhone4S processor is 1ghz.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 11:33

15. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


Is that the device you are using right now because if so the mis-spellings, terrible spacing and punctuation isn't exactly selling the keyboard or auto correct.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 09:39

3. primeone1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


You are absolutely right, with the processing speed this version has ics would put this sgs2 at the top of the food chain

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:33 1

6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'm liking ICS a good bit. :)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:09 1

28. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


There's plenty to like. Ics is the reason for my switch to android... or should i say switch back (former nexus 1 user here).

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:35 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im still waiting on one of the writers to do an article on the Apple fragmentation issue. I'm tired of the 1 sided constant articles about android fragmentation when apple's is just as bad if not worse.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:51 2

14. SweetLou (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


excuse me, but what?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 11:33 1

16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


exactly my point.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:04 1

21. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I just had a patient in my office yesterday who was asking me about my Nexus because her iPhone 3GS has "randomly gotten very slow lately". My only guess is she received the latest iOS update...

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:33 1

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


unlikely since iOS just got wireless updates with ios5.... which is why its so fragmented. Does anyone really think that everyone remembers to hook into iTunes for every update and new OS. Its an article that needs to be written badly. If only we had a hero journalist to take up the mantle!!

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 14:18 1

25. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah, both my girlfriends mom and brother have the iPhone4 and have no idea that a new update is out for the phone...

I didn't even bother telling them either because if they are currently satisfied I don't wanna be the one who told them to update in case they have problems... heh

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 20:09 1

37. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Lol @ someone giving me and remix thumbs down for no reason

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 10:32 1

40. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


happens all the time. thats how you know your right when it comes to debating iOS users. they dont have anything to refute, so they pout and thumb down peeps.. lol

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