gingerbread ICS making strides, but Gingerbread still dominates

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is as sturdy as Windows XP, but eventually Old Man Time is going to catch up to it.  Until then, don’t tell your Gingerbread eating friends that they are devouring expired tech.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is as sturdy as Windows XP, but eventually Old Man Time is going to catch up to it.  Until then, don’t tell your Gingerbread eating friends that they are devouring expired tech.

According to data from android.com, the current distribution of Androids still has Gingerbread on top, with over 57 percent of devices still running the 2.3.X OS.

platform hero ICS making strides, but Gingerbread still dominates

Honeycomb (3.X), which came after Gingerbread, is practically non-existent in the Android scene.  As of September 4, 2012, devices running Honeycomb account for only 2.1 percent of the overall Android ecosystem.

Ice Cream Sandwich is actually doing quite well for itself, eating up 20.9 percent of the Android shares, up 5 percent from August.  This is a good sign, because it shows that manufacturers are catching on and doing their part to provide an up-to-date OS for their customers.

Devices running Google’s latest Jelly Bean (4.1.X) OS account for just 1.2 percent, but that number should increase in the coming months as ICS and JB are very similar platforms.