Ice Cream Sandwich present on 4.9 percent of Android devices, latest distribution figures show

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 1, 2012

Android version distribution May

It's that time of the month, folks. Google has posted its updated Android distribution figues on its official developers page, and it looks like Ice Cream Sandwich has grown a bit since we last checked the numbers. Android 4.0-4.0.4 was present on 2.9 percent of devices during the two-week period ending April 2nd, but that figure has jumped to 4.9 percent for the two-week period ending May 1st. ICS is still lagging behind the most-used version of Android by quite a bit, but things like the Nexus S 4G's upgrade and the arrival of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus did help Google's latest dessert to continue its climb.

As for the other versions of Android, not a ton has changed since last month. Android 3.0-3.2 Honeycomb continued to hold steady at 3.3 percent, while Android 2.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread retained its crown with a 64.4 percent share of all Android devices accessing Google Play within the 14-day period. Android 2.2 Froyo came in second but dropped from 23.1 percent last month to 20.9 percent this month. Rounding out the list we've got Android 2.1 Eclair with a 5.5 percent share, Android 1.6 Donut with 0.7 percent and Android 1.5 Cupcake with 0.3 percent.

While it's definitely kind of a bummer to see ICS still so far back from the likes of Froyo and Gingerbread, the good news is that adoption of Android 4.x grew quite a bit from last month. Expect that growth to continue as new devices come to market with ICS preloaded, like the HTC One S on T-Mobile and the upcoming HTC One X on AT&T. So now we have to ask: which version of Android are you currently rocking?

Via Droid-Life, Android Developers