Android developers have recently updated their version distribution charts for April 2012. Like previous report, Gingerbread is again ruling the chart with maximum share. Bur finally the growth of Gingerbread started decreasing in April, while the current latest Android platform “Ice Cream Sandwich” has doubled its market share. If we’ll see, Froyo was on top for a long time and now Gingerbread isn’t allowing anyone to overtake it. But it seems quite impossible for the Ice Cream Sandwich to go top before the release of Android v5.0 Jelly Bean. As you know these below pie chart and table are based on the number of Android devices has accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on 1st May, 2012.
Android Version Distribution Table for April 2012:
|Android 2.3-Android 2.3.2
|Android 2.3.3-Android 2.3.7
|Android 4.0-Android 4.0.2
||Ice Cream Sandwich
As previous the Gingerbread is also ruling the table this time with a maximum share about 64%, but it nice to see the Ice Cream Sandwich which gets a drastic increment. Fortunately the Android 1.5 Cupcake, Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.1 Éclair, and Android 2.2 Froyo are losing their shares. But Honeycomb is not impressive, why you would have all known. It’s all because of the rapid updates of Android platforms.
The above graph is let you to know the number of devices with which your application is compatible with, based on the platform version. It also disclose a history of the relative number of active Android devices running different versions of the Android platform. This graph is based on the number of Android devices that accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on May 1, 2012.