The data that was collected by Google over the last 15 days of July (collection period ending August 1) and it shows that the install base has more than doubled from what it was during June. ICS June figures were just 7 per cent of install base even after seven months of release. If we talk about figures just before June, they were a dismay at just 2.9 per cent.

Gingerbread has been the most welcomed version of Android still enjoying the highest per cent of install base. This can be attributed to scores of companies, big and small, joining the smartphone bandwagon just about the same time when Android 2.3 was released and fragmentation of Android is to blame to some extent when it comes to install bases of different versions.

Manufacturers didn’t go all out on Ice Cream Sandwich for that matter and hence it didn’t enjoy the same popularity as Gingerbread. But, Samsung with its Galaxy S III handsets, which sold 10 million units in just 50 days, and other manufacturers like HTC adopting the Android 4.0, ICS has definitely received its much awaited boost.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is already out for about a month now but, only enjoys an install base of 0.8 per cent.

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Abhishek eats, drinks, sleeps gadgets. Everything consumer electronics interests him. Having bought every major smartphone out there, he has been taken up writing as a part time activity while pursuing his medical studies. Smartphones and tablets are his keen interest areas. If its any of these two, he is there to cover it.