Poll results: Evolution of Android - which major update changed the face of the platform most significantly?

With Android 5.0 Lollipop ever closer to becoming a mass-market reality (well, as mass-market as these can be, considering manufacturers' excruciatingly-slow transition towards new major updates), we felt like it was about time we had a look at Android's past. As we pointed out on Monday, when we published this poll, Google's platform has undergone a myriad of changes during its years of service, but not all of these were necessarily equal in their contribution. And as the below results plainly show, the near 4,000 participants in the poll agree with that notion.

We mentioned that we had our own favorite, and we're happy to see that most of you (43.44%) converge on our opinion that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was the update that changed the face of the operating system most significantly. A relatively close second is the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop update (about which we nevertheless know plenty already), with 31.39% of you considering it the most significant in the OS' history. With 10.83%, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a distant third, followed by Android 2.3 Gingerbread (5.9%) and Android 4.4 KitKat (4.24%).

None of the above surprised us very much, but what about you? Anything about these numbers not sitting well with you? Let us know in the shout box below.

Evolution of Android - which major update changed the face of the platform most significantly?

Android 1.5 Cupcake
Android 1.6 Donut
Android 2.0 Eclair
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop


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