Android Jelly Bean may be on everyone's mind right now thanks to the Asus Nexus 7 announcement, but out in the real world, the vast majority of Android users are still waiting for their first taste of the previous version of the Google OS – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
How big has the Android fragmentation problem become? Big enough that Google doesn't really want to talk about it. But it says a lot that Ice Cream Sandwich is in the news for finally now hitting double figures – yes, that's a mighty 10% – of the Android user base.
That's the headline stat from the latest Android distribution breakdown based on the number of devices that have accessed Google Play over the 14 days ending on July 2.
The figures reveal that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now running on 10.7% of all Android devices, which to be fair is a decent improvement on the figures of 7.1% and 4.9% from previous months.
But the damning statistic remains: even now, nearly nine months after it was first announced and with a newer release already in the pipelines, Ice Cream Sandwich is still running on fewer Android devices than Gingerbread (64%) and even Froyo (17.3%).