Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for nearly a year now but it seems that its predecessor, Gingerbread 2.3, is still the operating system dominating the Android scene, at least according to recent stats from the Google Play store. As you can see in the graph and table above, Gingerbread currently represents a whopping 60.6% of Android devices that have accessed the Google Play store, while Ice Cream Sandwich is currently sitting at 15.9%. Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, has debuted at 0.8% which according to the folks at Cult of Android, was slightly higher than Ice Cream Sandwich back when it was first launched. Hopefully that’s a sign that Jelly Bean adoption rates will be higher, but at the rate we’re going where devices have yet to see Android 4.0, it certainly does look pretty bleak but hopefully things will pick up in due time.
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