STATS: Android 2.3.3 of 55% of all devices, Android 4.0 on the radar too

Google’s developer portal has updated its endlessly fascinating Platform Versions data, giving us our latest up-to-date look at the versions of Android used by the majority of devices. The data is built by counting connections to the Android Market for the two-week period ending January 3rd 2012.

And excitingly, we see first mention of the “Ice Cream Sandwich” Android 4.0 update on the market share report, which is already powering 0.6% of all Android phones, thanks solely to its recent launch pre-installed on the lovely Galaxy Nexus


…and it also looks like there’s been a spurt in Android tablet adoption as well, with the three versions of Android 3.0 now appearing on a total of 3.3% of the many Android devices out there today – compared to the 1.9% share of the market they had back in early November

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  1. MarkG

     /  January 4, 2012

    Hang on, Steve Jobs told me that Android was fragmented. From that, if I target for API Level 7 onwards (Android 2.1), I capture 99% of all Android devices out there…

    I’m now thinking that Steve Jobs is full of shit, I might just call him up and tell him. Anyone know his number?

  2. Stephen

     /  January 4, 2012

    Hahaha, I acutally properly lol’d then :)

  3. Phil Oakley

     /  January 4, 2012

    I still find it disgusting that people are still on Cupcake…

  4. Stephen

     /  January 4, 2012

    I bet it’s still better than the 2.1 version Hero owners got ;)

  5. Philip

     /  January 4, 2012

    are all the 2.2 users Magic owners stuck in 24 month contracts?

    • Gary_C

       /  January 4, 2012

      At least the Magic owners are all about due an upgrade. Imagine going from that to a Galaxy Nexus.

    • John Biggs

       /  January 4, 2012

      YES! most of the people I know, Love their Android and are stuck in 24 Month contracts, so it is very easy to see that the Bulk of the 2.2 will be bought out by replacement kit using 4.0 or more! In Australia we have to wait to get stuff in including Videos films Mobile Kindles aircraft parts etc………6 to 9 Month lag….But its usually worth it. (Its a question of demand when the whole of Australia population is less than the Greater London Metropolitan Borough population – You wouldnt just market to London would you?)


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