Ice Cream Sandwich now on 0.6% of Android devices

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.




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42 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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..

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

ICS is a must have believe me

27. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

31. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

33. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

38. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

4. musi722

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

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

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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".

12. musi722

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 15, 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!

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

26. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

troll spotted a new year a new troll arrives

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its probably taco in yet another account.. lol.

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

mindless-er-er !! :)

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

why you miss him

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

15. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

3. primeone1

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'm liking ICS a good bit. :)

28. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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).

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

14. SweetLou

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

excuse me, but what?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

exactly my point.

21. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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...

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!

25. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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

37. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

40. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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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