While we should be praising the growing market share of Google’s latest mobile OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it is the previous release, Ice Cream Sandwich we’re here to swoon over this morning. (Such is the way of the Android world.)
According to Google ICS now powers roughly 16% of all Android devices around the world.
Nearly 3/4 of a year later, Android manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and Motorola (to name a few) are finally getting their act together and releasing flagship (and medium range) devices with ICS. Still, ICS in and of itself is a huge update from the 2.x variants still hitting the market here and there and worthy of your love and adoration.
But as awesome as ICS was/is, Jelly Bean is even more important thanks to Project Butter, which as the name implies, makes Android run even smoother than ICS and makes Android as a whole even more complete. A slew of big name Android hardware manufacturers have already voiced support for Jelly Bean and that they will provide updates to several higher-end devices over the coming months. But there’s the buzzkill — months of waiting.
Still, something is better than nothing. Right? (Just don’t mention any of this to Desire HD owners…)