Google has officially updated their Android distribution chart, giving us some new figures on the progress of the ever looming “fragmentation” issue. Last month, we found 21% of devices tapping into the Google Play Store running Ice Cream Sandwich, and today that number has jumped up a few tenths of a percentage jsust barely shy of 24%. We’re nearing the point where almost every new device will launch out of the box with ICS, so we expect that number to continue rising rapidly.
Jelly Bean hasn’t been fairing too well, up now to 1.8%, a slight climb from last months 1.2%. Wont be until later this year/early next that we’ll start seeing some Android heavy weights updated to Jelly Bean, so we expect that number to rise slowly until then.
Gingerbread’s number has been shrinking, now down to 55.8% from last month’s 57.5%. Keep in mind many Gingerbread devices are the ones being upgraded to ICS, which is the reason for it’s platform version decline.