Ice Cream Sandwich Used on 2.9% of Android Devices, Gingerbread Still Dominant


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A large majority of active Android devices run Android 2.3 or Gingerbread, while the latest version of Android, 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, is still used on a relatively small number of devices.

According to new data about the number of active devices running different versions of the Android platform, various Gingerbread iterations are used on 63.7% of devices. Android 2.2 or Froyo is used on 23.1% of devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich is used only on 2.9% of devices.

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In a way, the picture looks better than ever, as Android has at times been much more fragmented than it is now. For example, in January a large number of devices were still running the ancient Android 2.1; its market share has now shrunk from 8.5% to 6%, while even older versions of Android are almost out of the picture.

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The slow adoption of ICS is a bit worrying, though. Luckily, 2012 will abound with ICS-based devices - including the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC Edge - and ICS adoption rates should increase significantly by the end of the year.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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