Do People Who Don’t Like Ice Cream Actually Exist?
There seems to a bit of confusion at the Google headquarters regarding their most recent Android OS release, as the release seems largely unnoticed by many Android owners. The reason as to why people are simply ignoring the newest release remains baffling as the Android 4.0, which goes by the lovely title Ice Cream Sandwich – is touted as being the best version on the market.
Yet despite the company believing it is the best system on the market the only people who have been seen to adept to it re those who have a purchase a new phone where it is standard- such as the Galaxy Nexus or the Asus Prime – or taken the time and had the know-how to make a custom ROM for their phone in order to use the 4.0 firmware. The few that have taken the time to experience 4.0 are lucky though, as Google truly believe that the Ice Cream Sandwich is the best on the market and that those who have used it are among a very small, elite club.
The small size of the user base the actually makes up the 4.0 users is something that does warrant notice though, as only 4.9 percent of Android devices were running the version as of May 1st, 2012. While this nearly a doubling of users since April – which only showed 2.9 percent of users on 4.0 – it is still a painfully small number that is not at all delicious for the company. The changeover to 4.0 has been painfully slow, as exampled by these small percentiles, but at least there is a steady flow of users towards 4.0 as opposed to a stagnant user base who does not adopt new versions.
Recent Android developments paint the future as a bright treat, with such things happening as Google now offering the Galaxy Nexus directly for sell and partner companies such as Samsung, Sony, and HTC finally beginning to make good on their promise to present users with Ice Cream Sandwich, it is not unlikely to see the percentage of 4.0 users at above 6% this coming month.
With the ideal of a rising userbase in mind, it is worth nothing that the most widely used Android version – the 2.3 Gingerbread- actually increased in user numbers from 63.7 the previous month to 64.4 percent in the month of May. While odd to see such an out-dated version continue to get new customers, it is likely due to many companies selling old phone models that have version 2.3 as the base installment. Many users simply don’t know – or care- that their choice of phone is not running the current software, which should be a thing to notice for those who are proud of always having the best version on the market.
As a last bit of trivial information, while versions 2 and 4 of Android software moved in user number, the 3.3 Honeycomb stayed right where it was left at 3.3 percent of devices – the same it had last month. While some tablets have been upgraded to the Ice Cream Sandwich, the Honeycomb held strong for a reason that is as yet unknown to the populace. This should change next month as everyone hopes that the 4.0 continues to take over as the version used by Android lovers.