An Android OS Popularity Check
With scrumptious cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, jelly beans, gingerbread houses, and ice cream sandwiches galore, one has to wonder: Which of Android’s tantalizing treats is the most popular? Well according to Mihaita Bamburic from betanews.com, it’s Gingerbread by a carb lover’s landslide.
Gingerbread currently owns 60.6% of the distribution channel in Android’s delicious assortment of flavors. Coming into its second birthday on December 2012, this OS comes installed on several popular devices including the original Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, Sony Xperia Go, Samsung Galaxy Beam, and Samsung Galaxy Ace2.
According to betanews, and judging by Google trends, Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS) will likely bump Froyo out of the mix and as new ICS devices hit the streets (like Galaxy S III and HTC One X) its market share will most certainly rise. Jelly Bean will take off when more manufacturers release upgrades and new devices. But even with all of these sweet toothed temptations lurking about, bearing in mind its current market share, one can assume that Gingerbread will remain dominant, at least for the time being.
We currently support Gingerbread on the Sprint HTC and Kindle Fire and we’ll be adding support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich very soon. Until then, rest easy knowing that if you test your email in the GingerBread Android OS, you are covering most of your bases.