Will Jelly Bean fare any better?
Ice Cream Sandwich has showed more than 50 per cent growth compared to last month, and now accounts for 10.9 per cent of all Android devices. That’s according to stats from the Android Developers site. Most handsets have taken their sweet time making the jump to ICS, but recent weeks have seen a flurry of devices upgrading.
But still, the number is pretty low considering its follow-up, Jelly Bean, is about to touch down.
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) actually lost some market share for the first time, going from 65 to 64 per cent. So things are going in the right direction, just very, very slowly.
Google will be punting out the platform development kit to partners, which should allow them to update their devices as soon as the latest version of Android launches. Theoretically, this should help curtail the annoying waits Android fans have had to endure. Except Google made the announcement a week ago, and we’re yet to hear of any devices getting Jelly Bean apart from the ones listed.
It’s a case of ‘we’ll believe it when we see it.’
Source: The Verge