Google Updates Android Distribution Chart – Gingerbread Dominant, Ice Cream Sandwich On Its Way Up

1It is once again time to gather round and take a look at the Android platform distribution chart, Google's periodic pie chart which records the distribution of our friend Andy's various versions.

This time around, there isn't a whole lot to be surprised about – Gingerbread (2.3-2.3.7) handily outweighs all other Android versions, snatching up 65% of the overall pie. Froyo (2.2), which deftly dominated the chart just under a year ago, has shrunk to a comparatively teeny 19.1%.

Meanwhile, Android's latest (and greatest) iteration – Ice Cream Sandwich – is slowly making progress, having clawed its way up to 7.1% of the chart.

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Of course, Ice Cream Sandwich's relatively poky progress isn't necessarily news to many viewers. That being said, progress is being made – last month, ICS was running on 4.9% of all active devices, meaning it was powering about one out of twenty devices. This month, at just over 7%, ICS is running on about 1 out of every 14 devices.

As we barrel toward the summer releases of various new ICS-powered devices (the much anticipated stateside release of Samsung's Galaxy SIII included), and as more carriers and manufacturers promise Ice Cream-flavored updates for existing devices, this number is sure to increase.

Overall, the chart appears to show what one may expect: out with the old and in with the new, even if it's taking a little longer than some users might like.





Source: Google Via: AndroidPolice