Google’s latest official numbers for Android are out, and the number of people running the latest version of Android, version 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now up to 7.1% of all Android device owners, including both smartphones and tablets. That’s up from the previous month when it was sitting at 4.9%, so the number is growing at a nice clip.
Meanwhile, Android 2.3, Gingerbread, remains the dominant version, still living on 65.0% of all Android devices. Android 2.3 is the most up-to-date version of Google’s smartphone software before Android 4.0. The 3.0 designation is only used on Android tablets, which accounts for 2.7% of all Android devices.
The percentage of Gingerbread devices actually grew over last month, because there are still trickling rollouts for phones being upgraded from version 2.2, also known as Froyo. Froyo now represents 19.1% of the Android installed base, while Android 2.1, Eclair, dropped to 5.2%. The legacy versions 1.5 and 1.6, combined, do not even make up one percent.