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New Android platform statistics are out - ICS, Gingerbread show gains

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Mar 2012, 11:54

The new Android OS statistics are out, and Gingerbread and ICS are the winners for the last 30 days...

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posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:27 5

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

I hope someone helps those stuck in 2.1 below :p

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:48

5. Triton (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Lol. . .

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:10 2

9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I agree. Android version 2.2 is the biggest advance for the use of Flash. Without Flash support, so many websites are unusable. 2.3 added the ability to video call but that's not as necessary as Flash imo.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:22 3

10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

2.2 is really the biggest step in Android history. The move from Gingerbread to ICS only comes in second..

*my opinion guys :)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:28 1

11. Jamus (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)

Soooo IOS is so far back its comparable to pre-android 2.2!? Apple so funny. Baaa-haaaa-haaaa

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:50 1

12. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

You can't really make that kind of a comparison using the figures mentioned in the article.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:39 2

2. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

Dang that means there's already been over 4 million Samsung Galaxy Nexus sold. (1.6% would be almost 5 million but you figure Xooms and Asus Primes)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:49

6. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)

And that number will be quite a lot smaller when you deduct all the rooted phones running ICS.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:37 4

8. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Not likely - while the enthusiast market is vibrant and vocal and, we think, a boon to the Android ecosystem, they make up a vanishingly small portion of the overall market.

And given that less than a tenth of a percent of Honeycomb tablets were lost with the rollout of ICS to the Xooms and Transformers, the number of ICS devices is probably at least 90% Galaxy Nexus devices.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 02:57

14. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)

Okay, I think you underestimate the Android community, but the number suggested by doubler86 is almost certainly wrong. The point is that these statistics are aimed at developers, and is based on the number of Android devices on different platforms that have visited Google Play Store. I can almost guarantee you that all the 300 million Android devices activated do not visit the Google Play Store on a monthly basis.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 16:29 1

13. 14545 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Disagree, there isn't that much support yet for 4.0 and fully working roms. Most devices that do have a 4.0 port have no data or connectivity. So unless they are using it as a mini tab it's piratically useless.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:42

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posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:46

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

Those a minor nexus updates and don't count much

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:26

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I'm actually shocked that 1.5 and 1.6 are still even on this chart. Then again, I have a 2.2 device that shows no signs of getting Gingerbread since the Intercept could barely handle 2.1 and 2.2.! Samsung really dropped the ball with this phone. Looks great, runs crappy.! -_-

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