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Google’s newest Android version breakdown chart is out and declares that Ice Cream Sandwich now sits at 25.8 percent of all Android devices. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean saw an increase from 1.8 percent to 2.7 percent with plenty of expectation for that to grow as Samsung starts to trickle out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III along with Galaxy Note II sales starting in the US. Ice Cream Sandwich is up 2.1 percent since October likely due to a number of software updates rolling out combined with a bevy of new releases worldwide.
The release of Android’s version breakdown comes on the heels of a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) that says 75% of all smartphones shipped in the third quarter of this year ran Android. That’s a big number, but it’s an even bigger number when you hear it equates to 136 million Android devices shipped during that 3 month timeframe, the first time Android has surpassed 100 million devices sold in a quarter.
For reference, Apple shipped 14.9% of the smartphone market, or 26 million devices which doesn’t sound so hot in comparison until you look at how much profit Apple takes in from iPhone sales. Still, Apple is the only other carrier to ship smartphones in the doubt digits, with Blackberry shipping just 4% of all devices and Windows Phone at 3.6 million units worldwide.
Android Developers, Business Wire