The updated Android distribution data has been released by Google. As expected, Gingerbread is still the most used Android operating system version. 55.8 percent of the total Android devices run on Gingerbread operating system. However, second in line is Android 4.0 ICS with usage among 23.7 percent of the total android devices.
Gingerbread usage has been reduced by 1.7 percent compared to last time when the data was released by Google. This attributes to the increase in popularity of Android 4.0 ICS whose share has gone up from 20.9 percent last time to 23.7 percent as per current statistics.
Reports suggest that the number of ICS based devices is increasing day by day with more device manufacturers updating their devices from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. The interesting part of these statistics is the fact that the latest Jelly Bean operating system currently has only a small share of 1.8 percent.
Reports suggest that this would improve in the coming days with Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 waiting to be released in worldwide markets. Samsung Galaxy S3 is also going to get updated to Jelly Bean.
Other than this, all other Android versions are witnessing reduction in its shares.
The statistics is given below.
Android Cupcake – 0.1 percent
Android Donut – 0.4 percent
Android Éclair – 3.4 percent
Android Froyo – 12.9 percent
Android Honeycomb – 1.9 percent
The latest reports clearly reveal the popularity of Gingerbread over ICS among Android users. Analysts believe that the competition will move away from Gingerbread to ICS and Jelly Bean in future with most of the newly released devices using either of the latter two.