We’ve been patiently awaiting a distribution update from Android Developers for what feels like aaaaages. Last we heard, as of March 5, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) was on just 1.6% of all Android devices.
The latest figures show that Ice Cream Sandwich's share has crept up a tad, to 2.9%. Hey, that’s almost one in thirty Android users. Ahem.
The new figures are based – as always – on visits to Google Play over a 14-day period, this time ending April 2.
So what’s happened since the last report? Well, Ice Cream Sandwich has finally been made available to Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation owners. Lucky bar stewards.
Here’s the version breakdown in full:
- Cupcake (1.5) – 0.3%
- Donut (1.6) – 0.7%
- Eclair (2.1) – 6.0%
- Froyo (2.2) – 23.1%
- Gingerbread (2.3) - 63.7%
- Honeycomb (3.0-3.2) – 3.3%
- Ice Cream Sandwich – 2.9%
My calculator confirms that those numbers add up to 100. I’m happy.
The Ice Cream Sandwich figure should – all going well – be significantly higher by the time the next report is released. The HTC One X and One S, for example, are released at the end of this week.