Android developers have recently updated their version distribution report for the month of May 2012. As we hope, Gingerbread stays at the top again with maximum market share. But there is some good news as well, that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich user base has grown as expected. So here, the given pie chart and table offers information about the relative number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period is ending on June 1, 2012. So through this report you’ll be able to know which version carries how much of market share.
Android Version Distribution Table for April 2012:
As we said, the Android v4.0 platform user base has grown to 7.1 percent, which is an impressive figure. No doubt this is a quick growth and it’s all because of the release of more Android v4.0 devices like HTC One series, and all remaining which were released at MWC 2012. We shouldn’t forget that, there are also few old top-end devices are receiving Android 4.0 ICS update now days. Even more there are also many Android v4.0 ICS devices on their way to release, or get ICS update. As you know the superior Galaxy SIII has just hit stores with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
If we look at Android 2.3 Gingerbread, then it clearly seems Ice Cream Sandwich has no chance to overtake this figure before the release of Android 5.0 Jellybean. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread is currently on the top with 65 percent of market share and it’s also obvious that Gingerbread is not going to leave that place shortly. It’s because of OEMs and carriers aren’t giving so much interest to launch new phones with Android 4.0, or even not updating older phones to ICS on time. In other word, we can say the hardware of the older phones is not enough to support the latest update. On other hand, after a long popularity, the Android v2.2 Froyo is falling down to 19.1 percent of the total user base.
The above chat is giving information about the number of devices are compatible with given platform version. The chat also discloses a history of the relative number of active Android devices running different versions of Android and it’s based on number of Android devices that accessed Google Play within a 14-day period ending on May 1, 2012.