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Android OS Distribution Numbers Updated – Jelly Bean Debuts, Ice Cream Sandwich Starts to Take Over

It’s the first week of the month, and what does that mean? Android OS distribution numbers are released for all of the “fragmentation” arguers to have a field day with! This month we get to see the debut of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on the chart at 0.8%, something that I’m sure Apple will use in a big bold slide during their iPhone 5 announcement. Then again, their adoption rate is always flawed since they update their devices and hack out all of the newly announced features that apparently can’t run on older hardware, but I digress.

So what do we have here? Ice Cream Sandwich is up to 15.9%, a solid 5% jump in a month’s time. You can probably attribute the increase to devices like the DROID RAZR and XOOM receiving the update over the last month. Now that the Rezound, EVO 3D, and others are in the process of receiving it as well, that number will only jump even higher over the next few weeks.Β Numbers for Froyo and Gingerbread are all decreasing.

There you have it, the August 2012 Android OS distribution numbers. Which percentage are you included in?

Via: Β Android

  • Bob

    im the 0.1%! still stuck on 4.0.1 on my gnex with bell canada -_-

  • Bsody

    How much of that .8% is covered by the nerd community? My GNex and N7 are that pool.

  • duke69111

    I’m not so sure that 60.6% on 2.3 devices is “ICS starting to take over”

    • Hunter

      you have to “start” somewhere!

    • Droidzilla

      FroYo took over Eclair, and Gingerbread took over FroYo. IceCreamSandwich is starting its inevitable takeover of Gingerbread. We hear these comments every time an OS share chart is released; I remember when everyone was complaining that Gingerbread would never take over FroYo and OEMs would just switch to ICS when it was out.

      • duke69111

        I’m not saying that ICS will not eventually take over. I’m just saying that its has a long way to go. Lets try this title again when its closer to 38% each. πŸ™‚

    • PC_Tool

      Guys below:

      I believe most of the people commenting on that headline are merely
      implying that DL probably should have left that bit out of the
      headline…as it is either wishful thinking or ancient history depending
      on your perspective.

      As it stands, it’s just link-bait. (which is odd considering all of us would have clicked it anyway, being the tech fans that we are…)

  • EC8CH

    Stock N7 running stock JB
    Verizon G-Nex running Bugless Beast JB

    That’s how you do Android.

  • paul_cus

    60.3% on the Xperia ion, 15.8% on the DROID RAZR, 0.8% on the Nexus 7.

  • I have one phone in the 0.8% and one phone in the 60.3%.

  • Winks

    Hey Kellen,
    Im curious, how long does it take for my Dinc running GB to drop off the list? I have the SGS3 and I really dont use the Dinc any more, but its on, it updates applications automatically. I can only assume that if I leave it on and connected to my wireless network it will continue to update and continue to remain in the count…along with lots of other phones that have reached end of life for ever day use but continue on as mp3 players and backup phones.

    • PC_Tool

      Good question. How long will my Fascinate devices be counted? All three are no longer used as phones….but they are used.

      Of course, they are also counting towards the .8% running AOKP, but….

      • good point, i haven’t even thought about that. I’ve got a Galaxy Tab on 4.04 and a GNex on 4.1, but my old D1 and DX are on 2.3 and i still turn them on sometimes.

  • Ryan Powell

    Somebody powers on their old Cupcake or Donut phone at the beginning of each month just so we can all get a good laugh.

    • JoshGroff

      Or they’re just hipsters.

  • Apostrafee

    Any word on the Droid 4 getting ICS?

  • harsh

    0.8% on xoom , 15% on HTC Sensation πŸ™‚

    • JoshGroff

      Great phone πŸ™‚ Twas my first android.

  • Al

    Who the hell is still on Cupcake and Donut? Lmao

  • I am the .8% on my N7, GNex and GTab10.1

  • I don’t mind the fact that there are people using cupcake, donut, or even eclair at this point. But at this point in time, the numbers for Gingerbread should be smaller. This charts pretty much hints that the update process from OEMs is way too slow and that last year’s great phone rush only hurt the android platform.

  • Justin

    Always in the minority. Nexus FTW!

  • Dain Laguna

    well since i just picked up my n7 you can count me in the .08 πŸ˜‰ razr is on ics

  • I am the .8%!

    • jldleo

      Me too.. Who are the .2%?

      • JoshGroff

        Who’s the .1%, I’m Jealous.

        • The verizon Gnex owners who have not updated

          • EvanTheGamer

            I haven’t updated my G-Nex to Jelly Bean yet, but I plan to in the next few days. For now though, I’ll just continue to enjoy JB on my Nexus 7!

          • JoshGroff

            True, forgot they existed.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Hey…same here! haha

      • I am also double dipping into the .8%, Nexus FTW?

        • EvanTheGamer

          NEXUS 7 FTW! hah

          • No Gnex love?

          • EvanTheGamer

            Not yet, but soonish. Just been busy as of late, haha.

          • michael arazan

            Thanks Verizon for helping with the fragmentation of android by not updating the Gnex to JellyBean. JB is the same on gsm and cdma says JBQ.
            Think they should include Verizon update delays for the fragmentation of android?

    • kixofmyg0t

      My Xoom and Atrix are on Jelly Bean. Everything else is on ICS.

    • Might as well round up, “we are the 1%” has a slightly better ring to it.

  • neowiz73

    I just want to know who’s still on cupcake/donut so we can do a Samuel L Jackson on him/her.

  • John Murray

    Just wait till the GSIII #s get added in.

  • Detonation

    I would hardly say 15.8% is “taking over” compared to the 60% GB still has…

    • PC_Tool

      Agreed. It’ll have to creep up quite a bit to be considered “taking over”.

      I suppose they also think Mac’s are “taking over” the PC market. πŸ˜‰

      • Droidzilla

        FroYo took over Eclair, then Gingerbread took over FroYo. It stands to reason that ICS will take over Gingerbread, and they’re simply saying that move has begun.

        • PC_Tool

          By that logic, ICS “started taking over” several months ago and DL is a little late to the party.

          • Droidzilla

            That’s fair. Maybe “continuing its takeover” would be more apropos. In any case, the semantics don’t much matter.

    • Hunter

      good thing they didn’t say “taking over” then, they said “starting to take over” as in “has not yet overtaken, but is moving towards taking over”


      • PC_Tool

        In that case, it “started” several months ago.


        • Hunter

          indeed it did

  • Suralin

    I wonder if someone is keeping track of the actual date trends. I think it’d be neat to see if ICS’s enhancements will help with faster roll outs of newer versions.

  • Noles419

    Why not just skip the ICS and go straight ot JB?!

    • That’s why many of us only buy a Nexus. When the rest of the world is 2 versions behind, we’re running the latest and greatest.

  • yeh


  • John

    Where’s my KeyLimePie Google?!

  • jab416171

    HC, ICS, and JB, unfortunately. Can’t update some of the devices

  • I feel sorry for all those GB people.

    • Jordan Webb

      Why? My guess is the vast, vast majority of them don’t even know what “Gingerbread” is?

      Also, I am the 0.8%

      • That’s every DL readers new motto –

        “I am the 0.8%”

        • No every reader πŸ™ my R2D2 wont be getting me into the 0.8%

          • r0lct

            Might be referring the population of Android users who come to DL.

      • That doesn’t mean I can’t feel sorry for them.

        • Jordan Webb

          Fair enough.

      • JoshGroff

        I am the .8% (N7) as well as the 60.3% (T-Bolt.)