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    Android 4.0 finally on 10 percent of devices, 8.5 months in

    Android 4.0 finally on 10 percent of devices, 8.5 months in


    The Android Developers site's newest Android version breakdown shows that for the first time Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on more than 10 percent of devices. Android 2.3 Gingerbread also lost a minor amount of share, falling from 65 to 64 percent.

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    The Android Developers site is posting some new numbers showing the distribution of Android versions on devices accessing Google's Play store, and while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich showed growth of more than 50 percent over last month’s figure, it’s still only on 10.9 percent of devices. The increase can likely be attributed to a few factors including a steady pace of ICS updates and flagship Android 4.0 releases like HTC’s One X and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

    The overall share of Android 2.3 Gingerbread devices actually fell for the first time — from 65 to 64 percent, and version 2.2 Froyo continued its decline, dropping nearly 2 percentage points over the month. The big takeaway is that it’s taken carriers and OEMs 8.5 months to get the newest version of Android on a tenth of the devices in the market. And judging from what we’ve seen, despite the early release of the Android PDK, the odds of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean faring much better aren’t very encouraging.