Android deployment: Android ICS moves through 10% market share
July 04th, 2012 - 04:56 am ET by C. D.
While Google has unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the previous version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has finally moved through more than 10% market share on mobile devices.
At the end of June, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled – bringing with it a range of improvements including changes to its internal workings to improve its interface’s reactivity (Project Butter).
While this new version won’t be deployed until mid-July on a handful of devices, the previous version - Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), continues to be installed on various Android devices available to the market.
Android ICS moves through 10% According to monthly statistics of deployed Android versions, Android ICS is now present on more than 10% of Android devices, more than six months after its launch. The dominant version remains Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, with 64% market share, down slightly from June, while Android 2.2 Froyo continues to decline with it now only being present on 17% of Android devices.
Android 3.x Honeycomb, the version of Android developed for tablets which never managed more than 3.5% market share, is now almost obsolete (this was replaced by Android ICS) with its presence now down to 2.4%.
The initial versions of Android (1.5 Cupcake and 1.6 Donut) are now only present on 0.7% of Android device. Next month’s figures (being collected until mid-July) should start to show Android Jelly Bean devices, but its presence should be marginal for the first few quarters.