Gingerbread has been the dominate Android platform for a while now, retaining its title through the releases of Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. But the ranks are shifting and interestingly it’s not because of the latest release – Jelly Bean. Instead, it looks like things are beginning to pick up for Ice Cream Sandwich.
In June, (when uTest published 8 Tips for Android App Testing) this is what the Android platform usage stats looked like:
Ice Cream Sandwich: 7%
But now, Ice Cream Sandwich has jumped a whopping 9 percentage points and to claim 16% of all Android share. The share shift dropped Gingerbread down to 60%, dipped Froyo to 15.5% and (finally) left Eclair far behind with only 4%.
As far as Android’s newest confection, Jelly Bean is sitting at a measly .8% – but that’s sure to change as more devices get the roll out. Besides, it took Ice Cream Sandwich awhile to gain traction.