Android Version Distribution Report: May 2012

Android developers have recently released their version of the distribution report for the month of May 2012. If we hope, Gingerbread remains on top again with a maximum market share. But there is also good news that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich customer base has grown as expected. So here, given the pie chart and table provides information on the relative number of Android devices that have accessed Google Play within a period of 14 days ended June 1, 2012. So through this report you will be able to know which version carries the amount of market share.

Android Version Distribution Table for April 2012:

As we said, the Android platform v4.0 user base grew to 7.1 percent, which is an impressive figure. Undoubtedly, this rapid growth and it is all due to the release of more Android v4.0 devices like HTC One series, and all other that were released at MWC 2012. We must not forget that there are some old top-end devices receive Android 4.0 update ICS now days. Still there are many Android v4.0 ICS devices on their way to release, or update to ICS. As you know the superior Galaxy SIII has just hit stores with Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Looking at Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it seems clear Ice Cream Sandwich has no chance to get this figure for the release of Android 5.0 Jellybean. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread is currently on top with 65 percent market share and it is also clear that Gingerbread is not about to leave that place shortly. It is because the OEMs and carriers are not giving so much importance to launching new phones with Android 4.0, or even not updating older phones to ICS on time. In other words, we can say that the hardware of the older phones is not enough to support the latest update. On other hand, after a long popularity, the Android v2.2 Froyo fall to 19.1 percent of the total user base.

The above chat is to provide information on the number of devices are compatible with specific platform version. The chat also describes the history of the relative number of active Android devices with different versions of Android and is based on the number of Android devices that access to Google Play within a period of 14 days ending on May 1, 2012.