Earlier today, Google updated its Android platform distribution chart to reflect the latest share of the different Android versions out there. According to the data collected by Google ending on September 4th, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now running on 20.9% of all Android devices out there.
The latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, runs only on a disappointingly low 1.2% of Android devices. Unsurprisingly, Android 2.3 Gingerbread still dominates with a whopping 57.9% share. Considering that most of the low-end Android handsets are not capable of running Ice Cream Sandwich and will be stuck on Gingerbread, there is still sometime before ICS or Jelly Bean becomes the most used Android version out there.
Even then, Ice Cream Sandwich has shown a very impressive growth jumping from around its 16% market share to 20.9%. With the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 and the One X around the corner, Jelly Bean market share should jump quite a bit by this month’s end. With more than 480 million Android devices out there, we must not forget that even the relatively small 1.9% Jelly Bean user base is quite big.
Hopefully, Ice Cream Sandwich will be able to attain the majority market share by the end of this year or before Google announces the next version of Android.
Via – Android Developers