One of the major complains that we all have with Android has been the lack of a vertically integrated system. There are plenty of Android devices out in the market, but you really have to second guess what sort of OS version they are running. Google has pretty much updated their OS every single year. In fact, I have been with Android when they first had Froyo running on my old HTC Tattoo and today we are happily rocking the tasty Jelly Bean on Galaxy Nexus. But in between these, there was Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and various sub versions of these too. It is fairly confusing when asked who is running what, and it is even tougher explaining to people who are new to Android about the naming schemes.
And it seems like Google has not really lent a deaf ear to all of this, they are trying really hard to bring across one OS that works across platforms such as Tablets and smart phones. And the word is that Jelly Bean/Ice Cream Sandwich are pretty much those versions of Android. The good news is that, as the latest studies show that Ice Cream Sandwich now powers one in every 4 Android devices. This is indeed a great thing simply because Ice Cream Sandwich is just that much better than hugely popular Gingerbread that is still powering about 50% of Android devices. The fact that most of the low end OEM’s such as Micromax, Lava, San Francisco etc are producing devices with Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box is one reason why the percentage is going up. These devices contribute heavily to the number of Android smart phones sold. These are the exact figures:
So which version of Android is your device rocking? Do let us know in the section below.