According to the latest report from Google Play Store data, there are only 4.9% of all Android devices with Ice Cream Sandwich. But it till be a significant increasing from last month’s 2.9% penetration rate while Gingerbread remains running on nearly two-thirds of devices.
Why Android 4.0 get this tiny increase? At first, Google and Samsung have pushed out updates to the Galaxy Nexus S 4G in the U.S., as well as to the Galaxy S II in markets outside the U.S. And then, HTC One X, One S (only for T-Mobile) and One V had released in several markets. These two devices run Android 4.0 out of the box. Last, Sony is providing Android 4.0 updates to several of its Xperia smartphones outside the U.S.
Despite its weak presence in the market, Android 4.0 is set to climb quickly in the coming weeks and months. The HTC One X, in particular, is an outstanding Android smartphone and will surely be a hit with AT&T subscribers. Same applies to the HTC One S for T-Mobile. These are two exciting devices that will expand Android 4.0’s footprint. Additionally, Sony is prepared to deliver Android 4.0 to a growing number of its Xperia smartphones in the coming weeks.
We also can’t forget the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is being launched May 3 by Samsung. This device also will ship with Android 4.0 and should become available before the end of June. Given how successful Samsung’s previous generations of Galaxy devices are, the S III is expected to be a smash hit.
And according to the announcements from HTC, Motorola, LG etc. more and more android phones which produced in 2011, will get update of Android 4.0. I think there must be a android 4.0 boom in the late of 2012. Just hold on and keep waiting.