Aug 1st, 2012

It’s official. Google has just updated their Android Distribution chart and it looks like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been making some headway these past few months, and can now be found on close to 16% of Android devices. We’ve started seeing the last of 2011’s Android heavy hitters receiving their update to Ice Cream Sandwich, with the HTC EVO 3D, and other Galaxy S2 variants all finding themselves updated in the last few weeks. Last month, ICS was on 10.9% of devices and as new hardware is launching, we should continue seeing that number spike rather quickly.

Creeping in for the first time in the Android Distribution chart is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and although only official Nexus devices (and the Xoom, an “unofficial” Nexus tablet) are enjoying the Google’s latest treat, it’s currently accounting for .8% of Android devices in the world. Not bad at all. Can’t wait to see how quickly that number rises once Google puts more Nexus 7’s in customers’ hands. Go run and tell all your friends, Jelly Bean is the bee’s knees and the easiest way to get it is in the Nexus 7.

[Android Developers]