Google’s Android has consistently improved its OS editions and recently it brought in the platform’s distributed portions with certain numbers. It is definitely a complex task to fragment the software for phones & tablets due to open source nature involved in it. But an idea received from the entire figures shows a noticeable improvement in case of Ice Cream Sandwich & Jelly Bean.
Almost 34.2% of users are experiencing Ice Cream Sandwich or newer, which is far up than what it was before half a year ago. Before six months Ice Cream Sandwich accommodated only 7% of all Android devices. Presently Jelly Bean has their own numbers in short time frame and is spread with 6.8% in Android devices. Out of the entire distribution the newest editions 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 holds a third part of all Android products.
Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean undoubtedly grows significantly but Gingerbread and its earlier editions also hold a big share in Android devices. Editions from 1.5 to 3.2 i.e. Cupcake to Honeycomb spreads over 2/3rd of the entire portion and it figures out almost 65.8%. It seems unusual that Froyo and Gingerbread devices will further get updated with new editions and thus it is expected that those phones would either be diminished or replaced in future.
Overall graph includes the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean edition too which was launched just a month ago. It merely owns 0.8% but that too is quite a great achievement in short time frame. This edition is exclusively set on by Android in new devices like Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablet along with upgraded Nexus 7 tabs. It is also rumoured that most devices makers are in plans to cancel Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1 updates and Android 4.2 develops of third-party distributions like CyanogenMod. But all these are yet in their primary stages so there is some while when we shall see sudden bloom in the latest edition.