Android Ice Cream Sandwich not embraced the way Google hoped


Google’s Android operating system is still the most preferred OS when it comes to smartphones. Still, Google is making a lot of improvements to their latest OS, the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to Google, about 10% of the Android devices worldwide run only on the Ice Cream Sandwich. This is a dismal number considering that the operating system is much hyped when it was first unveiled.

The most used Android version is the Android 2.3 also called the Gingerbread. It was released last 2010 and is being run on 64% of Android devices worldwide. It is followed by the Android 2.2 or Froyo with 17.3% and Android 2.1 or Éclair.

Google says that Gingerbread-run smartphones is compatible with the Ice Cream Sandwich.

One of the possible reasons that people aren’t jumping to the Ice Cream Sandwich is Fragmentation. Manufacturers need to tweak their hardware more in order to make the Ice Cream Sandwich compatible with their device. So it means added work for developers.

Add to that, telecommunication companies heed to agree to roll out each version of Android to different devices individually.

Google’s next OS, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean could even be used more than the Ice cream Sandwich when it is released in the future.

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