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4.0 ICS Now Occupies 2.9% of the Android Spectrum, Gingerbread leading with 63%

Android's 4.0 distribution across Google-powered devices is still small, as Ice Cream Sandwich occupies only a small portion of the spectrum. Developers show that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is still the most used version of the mobile OS and considering carriers' rhythm of delivering the latest version, it will remain so for the forseeable future.

The chart below has been put together by officials and represents various API levels, otherwise known as Android versions, and the percentage of usage in the current mobile market.

As numbers show, Android 2.3 and all its small upgrades take over 63.7 per cent of the pie, while Android 2.2 (Froyo) takes second place with 23.1 per cent. Older versions like Android and even its predecessors can be still found on some devices today - Éclair occupying the third place with 6 per cent.

Google falls well behind when it comes to its latest Android implementation, Ice Cream Sandwich being ran on just 2.9 per cent of devices. This segment includes all smaller siblings, like Android 4.0, 4.0.2 and 4.0.3, the last one holding 2.4 per cent of the market. The latest version is outrun even by HoneyComb, which can be found on 3.2 per cent of existing devices (mostly on tablets).

Although carriers have managed to serve Android 4.0 to some handsets recently, like the Samsung Nexus S, this is just a small increase compared to past studies.

Image Credit: Android Developers, Source: Android (opens in new tab)