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Latest survey of Android versions in use shows a slight increase in Android 2.3.3

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Latest survey of Android versions in use shows a slight increase in Android 2.3.3
In the latest monthly survey of the different Android versions in use, Android 2.3.3 has jumped from a 3% share of the entire Android market (as opposed to the Android Market) to be installed in 8.1 out of every 100 Android models. The most widely used build of Google's open source OS is Froyo which owns a controlling 64.6% slice of the Android pie.

As time goes by, the older versions of Android start losing market share. Android 1.5 and 1.6 are nearly extinct with use in only 1.9% and 2.5% of Android devices respectively. From that level, there is a big jump up to the 21.2% of Android flavored products using 2.1. With tablet use just beginning, there is no surprise that Honeycomb finds itself at the bottom of the usage chart with both Android 3.0 and 3.1 accounting for .3% each of the platform's world. In case you're interested, the data comes from Android devices that have accessed the Android Market over the 14 day period ending June 1st.

The historical distribution chart at bottom shows what percentage of the entire Android ecosystem a specific app can work on. For example, if you have developed an app that works with the build at the top right of the chart, your software will work on 100% of Android devices now and in the future. If the app was developed for a build lower down on the graph, using your finger and following the line to the y-axis will tell you the percentage of Android devices that the app will work on. For example, an app that requires Android 2.2 or higher can be accessed by 75% of all Android devices.

source: Google via AndroidCentral

Latest survey of Android versions in use shows a slight increase in Android 2.3.3
Latest survey of Android versions in use shows a slight increase in Android 2.3.3

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posted on 02 Jun 2011, 16:28 1

1. GALAXY-S (unregistered)


i would use 2.3 if they would release it on tmo galaxys!!!!! :(

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 18:22 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The percentage for 2.3 will jump again now that the X and Pro are getting it, as well as the Evo.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 19:21 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4172; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This is the same situation as when 2.2 first started to roll it out this time last year. It's only a matter of time until the Android 2.3 Gingerbread waterfall starts to flow full steam ahead! Now that Motorola & HTC are getting 2.3, it's only a matter of time until the U.S. Samsung phones get it, hopefully not as long as it took to get Android 2.2 Froyo!

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 19:49 1

5. GALAXY-S (unregistered)


I hope so i really dont wanna change the rom on my phone

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:46

8. mr. jones (unregistered)


that's why i just use custom mods on my epic 4g, I put the official 2.2 that came out on samsung site and it was terrible thats why they took it down. I'm tried of waiting on Sprint and Samsung

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 17:49

9. MaaadaFadda (unregistered)


Try doing a new survey now, since the Droid X and EVO 4G just recently received a 2.3.3 update.

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