Everyone screamed for Ice Cream when it as released in October, and depending on your device, some are getting it faster than others. But with a successor already unveiled, some may end up skipping it.
New figures show that eight months after 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) the eighth version of Google`s Android operating system -- now the most popular mobile OS in the world -- began rolling out via Samsung`s Nexus Prime, 10.9 percent of all Android devices are running the newest available version.
Android 4.1 was announced by Google at its I/O developers conference in San Francisco last week, nicknamed Jelly Bean in keeping with the dessert-treat theme of releases.
The vast majority of Android users, 63.6 percent, are still packing 2.3.3 through 2.3.7, part of the Gingerbread release, said Google via its developers` blog, based on "the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date" of July 2nd.
Gingerbread was released at the end of 2010, which suggests that upgrades of older devices at the end of two-year plans will at year`s end have a large chunk of users, if not the majority, skipping over Ice Cream Sandwich straight to Jelly Bean.
The stats showed a tiny number of users still using Android 1.5 (0.2 percent) while the second largest share after Gingerbread is 2.1 (FroYo), with 17.3 percent.
Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), the first Android system optimized for tablet use, is in use by only 2.4 percent of people accessing Play, the stats suggest. Of those using Ice Cream Sandwich, 10.7 percent are using versions 4.0.3 or 4.0.4 while a much smaller number, 0.5 percent are using 4.0 or 4.0.2.
After a device purchase, it is not necessarily up to the user to decide which version he or she uses.
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