The distribution of Ice Cream Sandwich continues at a slow but steady pace. According to the latest statistics provided by the official Android Developer site, ICS now accounts for 10 percent of all Android devices in the market. Last month’s numbers were around seven percent, so this new increase can be attributed to the recent outflow of updates from Samsung and Sony for their mid-range and high-end handsets. To date, Gingerbread-based devices (Android 2.3.x) took a slight dive while Froyo handsets (Android 2.2.x) continue to decline further.
With Jelly Bean announced recently at Google’s I/O conference and the PDK (Platform Development Kit) shipped to OEMs to begin porting their skins over before its official release in mid-July, some mobile analysts speculate a direct jump from Gingerbread to Jelly Bean.
LG has turned out to be the late comers in Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, as users of their older phones waited months before being able to update. Based on the latest reports, HTC currently stands as the OEM consistently releasing new phones with ICS.
The report is based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period.