By 4 June 2012 | Categories: news


Web search giant Google has released the latest Android mobile operating system (OS) usage information, indicating which version of the mobile OS is the most used.

Gingerbread (Android 2.3 - 2.3.7) running smartphones still dominate the Android mobile OS landscape, slightly increasing its share of the Android user pie from 64.4% during May 2012 to 65% for June 2012. Taking a distant second place is Froyo (Android 2.2), which sees its stake dropping from 20.9% to 19.1%.

After surpassing the tablet-only Honeycomb (Android 3.0 - 3.2) last month, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS, Android 4.0 - 4.0.4), managed to push its way passed Eclair (Android 2.1) to occupy a spot on the Android podium. ICS now operates on 7.1% of Android-running mobile devices, whilst Eclair decreased its 5.5% stake to 5.2% this month. Honeycomb saw its usage pie slice reduced from 3.3% to 2.7%.

The two most outdated versions of Android, namely Cupcake (Android 1.5) and Donut (Android 1.6), is now being used by less than 1% of Android users, notching up 0.3% and 0.6% of the Android user pie respectively.

 Pie chart: Google's Android Developers site

In related news, LG Electronics recently unveiled a new user interface (UI) for its Android ICS powered mobile devices called Optimus UI 3.0, whilst the Google-owned Motorola Mobility shortened the list of devices that will be updated to Android ICS. Android smartphone and tablet users can check out our Android apps of the month (May 2012).


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