Recently Google unveiled the fourth generation of its operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As you know it combines two previous versions, Android 2.x and Android 3.x. The last one is developed only for tablets, but now Ice Cream Sandwich will run on both smartphones and tablets. Anyway, before it’s actually launched, let’s see how the different versions of Google’s Android are administered.
According to Android Developers portal, the most popular version is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gingerbread is now installed on 44 percent of Android devices. I guess this number will increase when Android 2.3.5-powered devices like the Runnymede or the Motorola Droid RAZR are launched. However, there are still many handsets running Android 2.2 Froyo, 40.7 percent.
Unfortunately, the data shown on the portal is not in favor of Android tablets, as the three versions of Honeycomb taken together made up only 1.9 percent. This number clearly shows the low sales of Android-flowered tablets, and this is a question Google has to start considering.
It’ll be nice to see how many of HTC’s Android devices run different versions of Google’s platform.