Ice Cream Sandwich Is Now Over 10% Of Android Installations

Posted Jul 3, 2012

The Ice Cream Sandwich version has now passed 10% of active Android devices as Android Jelly Bean is getting closer to launch.  Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) adoption is continuing to grow and it is up from 7.1% in June.  However the ratio continues to be low against the total number of active Android phones.

Google is often criticized for having too much Android fragmentation.  Google announced Android Jellybean (Android 4.1) at the Google I/O conference last week.  Google Android Jellybean uses new technology from Google’s Project Butter to improve performance and visuals.  It would have a new search experience through the integration of Google Voice Search and Google Now.  Jelly Bean will be built into the Google Galaxy Nexus, Xoom, and Nexus S in mid-July, but a developer preview was launched last week.

Android Gingerbread is the most active type of Android and it accounts for 64%.  At Google I/O, the company announced that they have activated 400 million Android devices thus far.  About 1 million Android devices are being activated per day.  Based on these numbers, we can assume that there are about 42.8 million Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices.