Gingerbread is still the most used Android operating system
Santa Clara, CA, United States (4E) – Google’s Android operating software Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 was released ten months ago and it already owns 23.7 percent of Android based devices, which include smartphones and tablets. But the most used Android operating system remains the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) which holds 55.8 percent of the market.
“Gingerbread still dominates Google OS installed devices at 55.8 percent, probably thanks to delays or denials of newer flavors to legacy devices,” tech blog Engadget stated.
Ice Cream Sandwich increased by 20.8 percent last month. The rate of users switching to Ice Cream Sandwich is steadily increasing. The big reason why the usage rate of Ice Cream Sandwich continues to climb is because the new smartphones in China are pre-loaded with it upon purchase.
While Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich hold first and second place respectively, Froyo (Android 2.2) is the third most used Android operating system with 12.9 percent of the market.
Google’s latest release of its Android operating software launched in June 2012 and is called Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean only has 1.8 percent of the market share. Updates for Android’s different versions are coming out slowly for current devices.
With new smartphones and tablets slated for release in the upcoming months the market share of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to increase.
“Jelly Bean made a slight gain to 1.8 percent of all Google-run slates and phones — though that will likely change when the Galaxy Note II hits the market en masse and the Galaxy S III OTA 4.1.1 disseminates to all its owners,” Engadget added.
Gingerbread also has a large market share because Google released many updates for it.