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Most Common Android OS Still Gingerbread

Gingerbread remains the tastiest Android dessert, according to the official Android Developers website.

The latest stats for Android platform usage have just been revealed on the resources section of the site, with the data used to gauge popularity having been collected in the last two weeks of April.

A whopping 63.9 per cent of Android devices which accessed Google Play in that fortnight ran Gingerbread Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7, with a further 0.5 per cent on Android 2.3 or 2.3.2.

Froyo (Android 2.2) is still way more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich, with 20.9 per cent of users - and even Eclair, which is definitely going stale now, had more share than ICS on 5.5 per cent.

ICS is next popular, with a total of 4.9 per cent (4.4 per cent on Android 4.0.3 or 4.0.4, the remainder on earlier versions).

Honeycomb, the tablet version of Android pre-ICS, came close to Ice Cream's level, with 3.3 per cent of users. 1 per cent were back in the Android stone age, still using Donut or Cupcake.

In fairness, a graph of the last six months shows that the adoption of Ice Cream Sandwich has picked up considerable speed since the middle of March - and the OS will be picking up a lot more momentum still as 2012 progresses. But it is a bit of a shocker that Eclair still outdoes ICS.

Source: Android Developers