Ice Cream Sandwich now on a quarter of Android phones
Most Android phones are still two generations behind, but figures reveal Ice Cream Sandwich is on a quarter of Android blowers.
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The two-year-old Gingerbread version of Google's Android software is still found on 54 per cent of Android-powered phones and tablets. Subsequent updates have taken a while to spread to Android phones: Ice Cream Sandwich powers 25.8 per cent of devices, despite having arrived over a year ago.
Updates can take a while to get to every phone because there are so many devices in so many different shapes and sizes, which means manufacturers have to test the software extensively -- and the networks have to then test it again because of the extra apps they add that have to interact with the new software. That means Android is severely fragmented -- which some argue is the biggest problem facing the platform.
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