Android 4.0 now found in 7.1% of Android devices

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 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



1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Step by step. :)

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Its alot of steps for 4.0 ICS.

2. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

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

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 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

10. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 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...

12. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

19. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 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

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

4. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

6. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

does customs roms count????

27. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

7. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

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

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. :)

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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?

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Denial is even better.

13. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered


32. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

18. blade

Posts: 32; Member since: May 28, 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

22. Apphole

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2012


26. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

28. vqc61

Posts: 15; Member since: May 16, 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?

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You are missing the point judging by your 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.

31. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

33. vqc61

Posts: 15; Member since: May 16, 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%,

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