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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: 1429; 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: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


ICS is a must have believe me

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:07 1

27. clevername (Posts: 1429; 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: 734; 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: 5378; 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: 734; 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: 13942; 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: 5378; 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: 5378; 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: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its probably taco in yet another account.. lol.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:39 3

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; 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: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


mindless-er-er !! :)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 12:20 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'm liking ICS a good bit. :)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:09 1

28. clevername (Posts: 1429; 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: 13942; 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: 13942; 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: 13942; 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: 13942; 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

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 12:29

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


not going to happen anytime soon..

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:19

29. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


The fragmentation spoken of when it comes to android is the fragmentation that comes from having dozens of devices that cannot upgrade past a certain point. Like people who still have moto backflips on 1.6 those that have phone that don't go past 2.0, 2.1, or 2.2. And now 2.3. This fragmentation is caused by the inability to upgrade. Whereas with iphone the only fragmentation caused by the inability to upgrade is an iphone 3g not upgrading past 4.2.1. A user being unaware of an available upgrade does not make him unable to get it.

I know stats count how many devices on each version and don't note the ignorance of a user, but when devs take fragmentation into account they see what devices can have the specified version.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 10:36 1

41. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


fragmentation is fragmentation. On android fragmentation is caused by manufacturers AND carriers not wanting to update devices or building devices that dont have minimum specs for the latest n greatest. On iOS there is fragmentation because of minimum specs for older devices and since its not automatic like Android's wireless updates are, it needs people to pay attention to know to update.

The end result is the same. But its actually worse on iOS because of the need for people to pay attention to know when/how to update. There are probably people still running iOS 1.0 out there somewhere.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:14 2

22. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Slowly but surely everyone will get ICS. I downloaded the ICS theme from the market, but didn't like the 3 buttons on the bottom of the screen. Makes no sense to have something like that unless you change roms to a ICS custom rom. Heres to hoping Motorola updates their list of devices with news about the Photon. :)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 13:44 1

24. dorfoz (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


For once I'd like to see news that headlines, "(Latest android OS) now on ALL android devices". Sucks to all you android users who bought a kick ass phone since ICS was launched and doesn't have ICS.
I used to be one but not anymore for this reason. It greatly disappointed me and I won't be suckered by Google. By the time ICS is on 20% of android devices, a new OS will be out.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 17:24

30. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I kinda have to agree with you on that. But its all the manufacturers and carriers fault. They wanna make sure that the ui overlay they have or the software they want is on the device. I say Google should make them roll updates out immediately and give people the choice to wait for an update that works with their skin(i.e.sense or blur,etc.) or update with the stock and choose to update the skin later. This is why i love the nexus devices. Upgrades as soon as they roll out.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 10:38

42. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and umm.. what OS are you using? iOS? thats the one where you have to know to update right? the one where the bulk of people never update? yea. sucks to be you. Android's updates come automatically over the air. Yea, it gets slowed down by manufacturer and carrier stupidity, but its better than having to depend on the customers to be educated enough to do it themselves.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:07

32. Stuntman (Posts: 734; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Am I the only one not bothered with still being on Gingerbread and will likely not see ICS available on my Desire Z? What is it about Gingerbread that made it great the day before ICS was released, but suck the very next day?

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:32 3

34. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


by the time they all catch up in ICS....Zebra cookies will be coming out...

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:35 2

35. kcombs (Posts: 248; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


that's some funny crap.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 18:52 2

36. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


it's the truth!

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 10:28

39. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Call ios real or not, it doesn't matter. Whether it suspends an app Or leaves it running is irrelevant. Because the same experience is had. If an app isn't needed at the moment does it make a difference if it is suspended or running? If that app isn't doing anything and it starts like it was never suspended why would it matter? When it comes to apps that perform tasks when its not open(also known as background processes) it happens on both platforms. And it happens just as effectively. Android isn't perfect either. In fact there are some games, ill use the captain America game as an example(bought it when it was ten cents), that won't perform the additional data install(large download needed to play the game) in the background. I actually had to leave my sgs2 idle with the cap America game downloading in the foreground. Thank god my wifi is awesome. Never had this problem with my ip4. Partly because apps downloaded as complete packages but also just like most android apps it can have apps download in the background.

Both methods are great. Android is a little more versatile, but trades battery life because of constantly running apps for this versatility.

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