The most recent update from the Android Developers dashboard shows an increase in devices running Ice Cream Sandwich which access the Google Play Store has risen from 2.9% last month to 4.9%. Probably due in part to Samsungs continued rollout of 4.0.3 to it’s Galaxy S II line of phones and also the recent release of the HTC One X with their One S model soon to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich soon. The Huawei P1 will also launch this month running Ice Cream Sandwich, Huawei have traditionally been very aggressive on price point so hopefully we’ll see adoption of this phone as well by the mass market.
The number of devices running Gingerbread devices still continues to grow but appears to be slowing albeit at a gradual rate. Devices running Froyo(2.2) and Eclair(2.1) versions of Android both showed drops in usage however devices running Donut(1.6) remain static as did Honeycomb(3.0-3.2) devices, which goes to show that manufacturers really need to take a leaf out of Asus’s book and start updating their tablets.
So it’s a slow increase for Ice Cream Sandwich adoption but it is increasing although a little too slowly for most people’s liking. Maybe today’s update to Ice Cream Sandwich for Vodafone/3 Galaxy S II owners will bump up the stats a little, although I think the phrase ‘blip on the radar’ applies here. Question for you guys, do you retire your older phone/tablet when you upgrade or do you tend to pass it on to someone else?