Ice Cream Sandwich Marketshare Jumps In May, Still Not On Enough Devices

Google’s just released their newest set of Android OS distribution stats and we’re happy to see a small bit of growth for Ice Cream Sandwich is it now powers up to 7.1% of all Android devices. That’s an increase of 2.2% from May, which saw just 4.9% of all Android devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s likely that the release of HTC’s One X, S and V smartphones, plus a few carrier updates are responsible for the jump in May. Making up the lions share of Android devices is of course Gingerbread, now making up 65% of all Android devices, up 0.6% from May. Froyo, surprise, surprise makes up 19.1% of all Android devices leaving Cupcake, Donut and Eclair with a combined 6.1%. Honeycomb, the tablet-only OS saw its marketshare drop to 2.7%, down from 3.5% in May.

The takeaway here is that Ice Cream Sandwich still has lots of room to grow, of course we didn’t need to tell you that as any number of you are waiting for your own Ice Cream Sandwich update on your respective smartphones. With Google I/O later this month, we’re likely to hear more about Google’s next Android iteration, Jelly Bean. Hopefully but the time Jelly Bean is launched, we’ll see Ice Cream Sandwich marketshare rise well into the double digits.

Of course, you Galaxy S II users just got your own bit of good news as T-Mobile announced June 11th as Ice Cream Sandwich day for your smartphone. Happy happy joy joy.

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  • Abe_The_Babe

    7 months later 7% of Android phones have ICS. I would only expect this kind of mind numbing pace from the government.

    • Get_at_Me

      gotta love US wireless carriers

      • fixxmyhead

        Never again am I ever buying a carrier branded phone

        • Vytautas Vaicys

          Yup, learned my mistake after getting the Samsung Vibrant. Not only the GPS never worked, but it also took 6 months just to go 2.1 -> 2.2. Bought Nexus S less than 6 months later for that same reason, have had it since. Will skip Galaxy Nexus, will wait for the new one instead, since it is only like 5 months away.

        • That’s what I’ve been telling everyone since Nexus One. I’ve always had timely updates on Nexus devices.

    • Jesse Warwick

       the main problem with android is by the time users get the latest OS the next one is literally being released

    • Sundari M

      Man, it takes 6 months time for Android OS to come into market with real good products in various ranges. This is due to heavy demand for the OS. Now, in May/June, we started seeing a wide range of ICS products in the market, and market starts growing now.

  • Duck Dodgers

    I’m sure the price drop of the Galaxy Nexus has a little to do with this too.

    • Or the fact that a bunch of ICS devices went on sale in the last few weeks (One S, X, Evo)

  • #5

    I think the next Android OS should be called Molasses.

    • JBLmobileG1

      Maybe it should be called Sprinkles since there are so many different versions. LOL

  • fixxmyhead

    Who the hell is still using donut and eclair ?Time for an upgrade seriously

    • None

      I know right, they should be updating my phone!

  • Sundari M

    Due to a very heavy demand for Android OS and market flooded with current OS release, it takes around 5-6 months time for new Android OS to come into market with real good products in various ranges. So, now, in May/June, we started seeing a wide range of ICS products in the market, and market starts growing now.
    The same is true for any highly popular OS. You all know that XP is still the popular desktop OS and how fast Win 7 is moving. Win 7 is not able to capture 20% of market share even after 3 years of debut whereas XP is 11 years old now.

    • James Gospallun

      Yes, agree!

      Win 7 is hardly 15% still. It takes time for the new OS to become popular. Further, in case of Android, as it is an embedded system, upgrade to new OS will not be easy and almost only new purchases only increase its market share. In May alone, ICS grew by 2% ( means, half of all Android devices sold are ICS ) and this continues until ICS acquires large share. It is only a matter of time and it is on right track.