Google Android 4.0, better known as “Ice Cream Sandwich” has now been deployed on 10% of all Google Android devices, a mark that took eight and a half months from release to achieve.
That 10% rate was culled by the official Android Developer website which examined all devices that accessed Google Play in a two-week period. According to those numbers 10.9-percent of devices as of July 2 were using Android 4.0.
That number was much lower several months ago but has been helped along by a slew of Android 4.0 device releases including the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. Older devices have also finally begun to receive the Android 4.0 after device manufacturers spent months tweaking the system for use on their own smartphone devices.
The data also shows that Android device primarily run on Google Android based devices with 64% of phones still running that platform.
Despite the faster, more robust and well received reviews given to Android 4.0 a vast majority of Google Android users are still operating on Google Android version 2.3.3, an OS that is now three generations behind the current Google Android 4.0 platform.
The data doesn’t include non-Google Play connecting handets but it does show a troubling trend for Google. My allowing for OS fragmentation between manufacturers the Android Operating system has become hard to manage, unlike Apple devices which are all upgraded with the click of a button, Google much rely on device manufacturers to push out updates and quite honestly many of them are horrid at doing so.
Here’s a close look at the Google Android adoption rate: