Google has released the last numbers for their platform version overview on their Android Developers blog and good news — Ice Cream Sandwich adoption has hit double digits. First things first, you’ll notice Jelly Bean isn’t listed and that’s because it’s not on any consumer devices as of yet. Moving on, our takeaway is that most Android versions are leveling off their growth, likely because Ice Cream Sandwich is on the rise with a 3.8% upswing in updates for the latest “consumer” Android software. As more devices are released with ICS, including the HTC One series along with other individual handsets as well as the beginning of Galaxy S II updates, DROID RAZR devices, Android 4.0+ will continue growing, just not at a pace we’re happy with.
Data was collected during a 14-day period ending on July 2nd taken from visits to the Google Play store from various Android hardware. Still, we can’t help but feel that even with around 11% adoption, Ice Cream Sandwich is still unavailable to far too many folks and their hardware. One takeaway is that OEM’s are still taking a loooooong time to release updates, and there are still people running Android devices with Cupcake, Donut and Eclair. Someone find those people and throw an intervention.
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