Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Has Install Base of 0.6%

Google's newly launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has an install base of 0.6 percent, the company informed.

In a post on its Android developers blog, the company gave the distribution data on various versions of Android.

The open source mobile operating system faces a lot of fragmentation and the data, which Google releases periodically, gives some insight into it.

According to the company, Android 4.0 and Android 4.0.2, which both have an API level of 14, have an install base of 0.3 percent while Android 4.0.3, which comes with an API level of 15, has an install base of 0.3 percent as well.

The company launched the new Android version along with Samsung late last year. It is only available on Samsung Galaxy Nexus, officially. Ever since Google made the Ice Cream Sandwich source code open source, developers have been trying to port the OS to their favorite devices.

Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson has expected to update some of their latest devices to ICS sometime in the first or second quarter of this year and are also preparing to launch new smartphones that come pre-loaded with ICS.