Unsatisfactory growth for Jelly Bean and ICS
Jelly Bean made its debut only a couple of months ago, and has doubled its user base in that time, but still stands at a lowly 1.8%, compared to 1.2% last month. However, the major Android manufacturers, such as Samsung and HTC, hope that with the soon coming release of their Jelly Bean updates, and with the launch of the Galaxy Note II, they can expect a major jump in these figures in the next couple of months.
Ice Cream Sandwich, on the other hand, has slowed down after a strong couple of months, with the user base going from 20.9% to 23.9%. Again, this figure may see a bump up once Sony, Motorola and others finish their ICS updates. However, some major increase in the future is uncertain as manufacturers shift their attention to the Jelly Bean for the new devices, while most of the old ones are permanently stuck on Gingerbread.
Speaking of Gingerbread, with a bulk of Android sales being low-end Android devices, whose owners are unlikely to upgrade quickly, it seems that Gingerbread is here to stay for quite a while longer.