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Android 4.0 uptake increasing, now powering a quarter of Android devices

Ice Cream Sandwich now powers a quarter of all Android devices

By: Trace Hagan from Nov 2, 2012 @ 16:58 CDT

Android uptake to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been a bit slow, due in part to the large fragmentation that is present in Android, and the fact that the manufacturers have to produce the updates for the phones. The one nice thing about iPhones--ok, one of the nice things--is that updates are installed quickly across the product line.


But I digress, Ice Cream Sandwich is slowly making its way onto more and more devices, taking them away from the older Gingerbread, which still holds more than 50 percent of all Android devices. Part of the reason this is happening is due to peoples' two-year contracts expiring and more people going out and buying new devices running 4.0 and above.

ICS is at the heart of 25.8 percent of all Android devices, which is up from 23.7 percent last month. Jelly Bean has managed to capture 2.7 percent of the market, up 0.9 percent from the month prior. Gingerbread still rules the roost with 54.2 percent of all Android devices running the outdated operating system.

These numbers come from the Android devices that accessed Google Play in the 14 days prior to November 1.


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