Jan 04 AT 5:21 PM Dustin Earley 22 Comments

Latest Android distribution numbers show Android 4.0 with less than one percent of the market


The Android Developers website has just released the latest Android distribution report. The report details Android devices that have accessed the Android Market within a 14 day period, along with the version of Android they were running. This most recent report is the first one to include Android 4.0, which as of January 3rd, has yet to break one percent.

Coming in with just 0.6% of the total market, Android versions 4.0 through 4.0.3 have yet to make an impact on the market as a whole. To put Android 4.0′s numbers into perspective, the same amount of users are relying on Android 4.0 as they are Android 1.5. Android 4.0 is only available on two devices right now, the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, so we can use the Android distribution numbers to get a good idea of how many Galaxy Nexuses have been sold.

According to Bryan Bishop of the Verge, by looking at the total number of Android devices activated in November (200 million), the number of devices activated every day (700,000), Android’s holiday sales figures and the percent of Android users accessing the Market using Android 4.0 through 4.0.2, you can estimate that around 700,000 Galaxy Nexuses have been sold so far. Considering how long the Galaxy Nexus has been available in the US, the device certainly seems to be holding its own against the competition.

The most popular version of Android according to the distribution report is Gingerbread, Android 2.3.x, which accounts for 55.5% of the pie. There’s a good chance many current Gingerbread devices will be updated to Android 4.0, but don’t expect any monumental shift in numbers until at least six months from now.

Source: Android Developers

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