According to the latest Android platform version data released by Google, things are looking very good for the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. According to the data collected from devices that accessed the Android Market during the 2-week period ending on June 1, Android 4.0 ICS now accounts for over 7.1% of devices in the Android ecosystem.
While 7.1% might not seem like a lot, especially when you compare it to Gingerbread which currently accounts for 65% of Android devices, the rate at which it is increasing is a positive sign. Just last month, only 2.9% of Android devices ran Ice Cream Sandwich. Back in March, that number was at a super-low 1.6%.
The increase in ICS adoption is due to three things:
- Manufacturers releasing new phones with Android 4.0
- Manufacturers updating their devices to Android 4.0
- Users flashing custom roms based on the Android 4.0 source/li>
As more developers release new phones and update current phones, the number of ICS devices will surely increase.
When it comes to other versions of Android, Android 2.2 Eclair is on over 19.1% of devices. The rest, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, and Honeycomb account for under 8.8% of all Android devices.
Source: Android Developers