Android 4.0 now on 10.9% of Android devices

Android 4.0 now on 10.9% of Android devices
The history of Android can be viewed by going through the Android developers numbers and watching in each release how the latest Android build slowly starts to get traction and the older builds start to fade away. We've seen Froyo (Android 2.2) go from a small share of Android models to becoming the dominant build. We watched as Gingerbread replaced Froyo. Now, it is Ice Cream Sandwich beginning the journey from new upstart to eventually running on a vast majority of Android phones. It is way too early for Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) to register.

The latest numbers show that between Android 4.0 through 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich is installed on 10.9% of Android devices. That is a far cry from the 64% using Gingerbread, but the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III alone is going to shake things up in favor of Ice Cream Sandwich. 27.3% are still sporting Android 2.2, Froyo. The information, by the way, uses data compiled for the two weeks ended on July 2nd. Believe it or not, 4.7% of Android devices active are running Eclair (Android 2.1) while a combined .7% use devices running Android 1.5 and 1.6. How many Nuvifones are still in use?

source: Androiddevelopers via AndroidCentral



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well, i wonder is that because all the all the tablets are getting upgraded from Honeycomb to ICS?

2. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just got my daughter the RAZR Maxx two weeks ago, and she got ICS today. She's super impressed with it. It's silky smooth, fast and functional. We'll have to see if it makes the battery even more awesome.

26. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yeah, don't you hate how the notifications bar is so small now? It is so difficult to see the icons taht are up there! Why did they do that? Also, the screen gets darker when it is at 0%! ITS AWESOME!! I wish we could take those extra things off the lockscreen, I sometimes accidently hit them when in a little hurry. And why did they not fix those bugged camera and gallery apps? They are SOOO SLOW! Try pinch-to-zoom in the gallery app and you'll see what I mean. Does anyone know if I could get a different camera app and set it as default?

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i am in that 10.7%

29. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

I have Jelly Bean, I am the less than 1%

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Me too, I have been on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean since a day after Google I/O.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Probably because the RAZR family just got ICS 4 days ago.

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011


27. wendygarett unregistered

Have a taste of ICS and JB and you'll love it :D

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

may be one day thank you

6. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

next galaxy note for at&t

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

A 3 percent jump. Nice. That's an increase of 12 million units over the course of a month. (multiply 400 million by 0.03) Seems the combination of the Evo launch and the Razr/Razr Maxx (plus a few other devices and tablets) getting ICS has made a bit of a mark. Edit: that's 400,000 units a day getting ICS. Assuming a good percentage of them are sold, I'd say a good chunk of the 1,000,000 activations a day are ICS devices.

8. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

wonder if this includes the custom ROMs..

10. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

It's collected from devices accessing google play in the past 2 weeks so i would say so..

12. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Why not ? It's not like devices running roms won't be able to access the store ?

14. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He said yes.

9. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I wanted to buy a HTC OneX Now I changed my mind and I want a galaxy nexus because of jelly bean

11. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

What an achievement. Useless

13. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Id say it's because all of us Tmo GS2 users upgrading to ICS just recently

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's part of it but the Razr series would have more of an impact than that.

15. LiudvikasLTU

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Lol Gingerbread 2.3.3. in the picture is like pacman and he's eating other versions :D

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But actually other versions are eating Gingerbread 2.3.3 (Packman). :D

16. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

That's still pretty low given the amount of Android devices that are still current. ICS has been out for more than half a year and it's only on 10% of devices. I bet majority of that figure are tablets. The truth as it is. #bestintheworld

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Nah. There are a lot of ICS phones out there now. The EVO LTE, a sequel to one of Sprint's best selling phones ever (so successful that they sold it pretty much up until Christmas last year) has launched, the Galaxy Nexus is on two carriers now (and not selling for 300 f**king bucks anymore) versions of the Galaxy S 2 are getting the update, and the Razr and Razr Maxx are getting it too. Also, the S 3 is launching as we speak, which will lead to a huge jump in sales. We sold the last of our units today. Hoping to get more in by the time I work again on the 4th.

19. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The Galaxy Nexus has ICS, but only the GSM version is getting JB. The CDMA version has been falling far behind in updates compared to the latest build for the GSM model. Getting the update does not count as having the update. Let's not even add in that ICS is now about to be outdated since it is over six months old and Google is already rolling out Jellybean. I think your version of "a lot" is way off here. #cmpunkreturns

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait, since when was this a discussion about Jellybean's rollout? On the S2: what I meant is that the T-Mobile version has the update, as do some international versions, and the AT&T update is available on Kies (which is, admittedly, f**king stupid). Also, the Razr and Razr Maxx have both had the update rolling out to them, and the update can be triggered manually by anyone who finds out about it. I was just saying that it's reasonable to expect that most of the increase in ICS adoption has to do with the phone updates and launches in the past month, and not necessarily due to tablet updates. Also, I would expect Jellybean adoption to pick up considerably faster than ICS adoption has been. For one, only select models will be getting ICS in the first place (due to hardware limitations; it wasn't until late last year that a good number of phones with the requisite processors and RAM began to be released). Also, ICS is a HELL of an update, with far greater UI changes than most other mobile OSes have ever even attempted. It also adds a ton of features previously exclusive to skins, so the manufacturers (who have to have skins because the carriers are assholes) have had to work on coming up with skins that work well and preserve some unique identity while not killing ICS's native functionality. Since Jellybean offers only a very minor visual refresh and only a handful of (really cool) new features, its adoption should be a relative cakewalk, especially as more phones with ICS (or that are ICS capable) are released.

37. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Since when was this discussion about how many phones you sold or plan to sell? A lot of people still haven't gotten the update yet. The article mentions 10% of owners have ICS right now. Whether you want to admit it or not, that's pretty low given how old ICS is right now. I brought up Jellybean because it supposedly fixes Android's problematic "lag." I'm sure a lot of Android owners would benefit from Project Butter, p.s. a stupid name btw Google. Previous Android updates weren't as major as ICS but they still took forever to get to many phones that were capable of them. #bestintheworld

25. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Hallelujah. He's returned. It's a real shame that even though Android devices don't get updates as often, iOS 6 still isn't as good as Android 2.0 Eclair. Go play with your little iPhone, silly child.

38. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If you have to compare your device to an OS iteration that hasn't been released, you must not be a happy Fandroid. #bestintheworld

36. K.O.U.R.O.S

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

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