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Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean Make it to 22% of Android Devices

by Sean P. Aune | September 6, 2012September 6, 2012 7:30 am PDT

Android OS distribution - 10-2012

A new report from Android Developers lets us know how the various OS versions are doing market share wise, and it is a bit of a mixed bag.

Over a recent 14-day period, Android devices were monitored to see which version they were sporting, and while Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean – the latest two versions – made up a healthy 22 percent of the market when combined, there is just no shaking that pesky old Gingerbread. Android 2.3 thru 2.3.7 make up  57.5 percent of the Android devices currently out in the wild.

To be fair, Ice Cream Sandwich is only around a year old now, and seeing as most cellular contracts are for a two year duration, we should be seeing a faster and faster change to more recent versions in the near future. As consumers pick up new phones over the next year, if they choose to stick with Android devices, we should be seeing ICS and Jelly Bean picking up a lot more market share.

The big question is … who in the world is still using Cupcake?

[via Android Developers]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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