Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Improves Market Share to 4.9%

May 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There was sluggish movement from Google’s latest Android platform version as far as spreading to more devices was concerned.

Though launched more than 6 months ago, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was not able to shoot up its presence in the devices used and thus its market potential. However, now things are changing.

The latest figures on presence of different Android platforms on devices under use, Ice Cream Sandwich has improved its share to 4.9 percent.

Though that is a small number, it is worth noting since in March and till mid-April, ICS had presence in a mere 2.9 percent of devices in use while it has doubled that in a matter of few months.

Moreover, 4.9 percent in seven months since official roll out, is not a very bad number an Android platform can brag about, especially when compared to the adoption rate of other Android platform versions.

According to latest figures, it is still Gingerbread which rules the kingdom of Android devices with a massive 64. 4 percent of them still running the Android 2.3 GB version despite Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich coming out with much fanfare. Android 2.2 Froyo stands at the second place with a 20.9 percent presence.

The figures hopefully will grow for ICS in the coming months as more manufacturers are slowly rolling out ICS updates for their existing devices and new Android smartphones running on ICS platform are launching to market in a rapid pace.

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