Google has seen a sharp rise in the number of Ice Cream Sandwich users during its 14 days trail period. ICS now stands at around 1 in every 10 Android devices.
According to search-turned-mobile giant Google ICS is now present in 10.9% of the Android devices during just 14 days of trail that ended on Monday. This data was collected from Android Devices that accessed Google Play, the Android Apps store during last two weeks.
The statistics on ICS, which came less a week after the launch of Android Jelly Beans, shows a significant jump from 7% to 10.9%. It may be because of the people’s excitement to get the new Jelly Beans by keeping their device’s OS up-to-date. This rise can also be attributed to drop in prices of HTC’s One X and Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
It took Google more than 8 months to make ICS reach such a mark after its initial launch in 2011. With this rise, the effect was slightly felt in number of users of Android 2.3 (Ginger bread), which fell from 65% to 64 percent over the same period.
Jelly beans has got a tons of new features which will be a big challenge for it’s own sister product, ICS. It implements Google’s Project Butter to enhance visuals and performance. JB also includes a new search experience like Google Voice Search and Google Now. It is expected to come in Galaxy Nexus, Xoom and Nexus S in mid July though the developer preview was already made available last week.
Nevertheless, Gingerbread which was released in December 2011 still enjoys the number one Android OS Slot with 64% userbase worldwide.