Ice Cream Sandwich is now on 15.9% of all Android devices, the latest stats from Google reveal.
Up from 10% in July, it also means that older versions of Android are dropping down the list, with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) falling by 3.4 per cent, Froyo (Android 2.2) by 1.8 per cent, and Eclair (Android 2.1) by 0.5 per cent.
Gingerbread is still the most widely used version of Android, making up 60.6 per cent of devices, while the brand new Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.1) makes up a mere 0.8% of devices, which isn’t all that surprising considering it’s only been available for a few weeks.
So far, only the Nexus 7 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphones have received the Jelly Bean update, with Motorola’s Xoom, the HTC One X and One S and Asus Transformer tablets all tipped to get on over-the-air-update soon.
Jelly Bean looks to streamline the update process for Android devices, which is most sorely needed. The fact that Ice Cream Sandwich only makes up 15.9% of all devices, yet has been available for nearly 10 months, highlights this.
By Gerald Lynch | August 2nd, 2012