Android 2.1 now in more than half of all Android phones

Android 2.1 now in more than half of all Android phones
A pie chart on the Android developers web site shows the recent breakdown of market share for each individual build of Google's open source operating system. For the first time, Android 2.1 is in use on more than 50% of the Android flavored devices shoved in someone's pants pocket. Not only has many Android models upgraded to 2.1, most of the new mid to high end models are being launched with Android 2.1. Of course, many of the handsets now at 2.1 will be getting an update to 2.2. That is what happened to the Nexus One and it is the only model currently with Froyo, which owns a 3.3% market share as of the two weeks ending July 15th. With 22.1% of the pie, Android 1.6 follows Eclair, and the 1.5 build has a 18.9% piece of the market.

The other chart is a graphical look at what percentage of Android devices are compatible with a certain build. For example, if you are a developer and you produce an app for the build at the top of the chart (which is Android 1.5 and moves down to the more recent 2.2, the darker green sliver at the bottom), you will have support for 100% of Android devices. Use the X-axis to determine which build you aiming to produce an app for and then move over to the Y-Axis to see what percentage of Android phones you can reach. The figures are determined by the number of devices within a certain build that entered the Android Market during a two-week period ending with the date on the X-Axis.

source: Androiddevelopers




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6 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Great. I wonder if there's yet a timetable (if at all) for Android 2.1 for the Cliq. I mean, it'd probably blow my phone up, but I'd at least like to see what it's like to have it.

2. adash13x

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

you are funny!!! LOL!

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

android 1.5 soooo... cliq and cliq XT take up that much pie huh? guess the cliqs sell better than they get credit for. is there any other androids on 1.5 left????

4. cellstudent

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 21, 2009

In North America, not really. I guess you could count Motorola's Devour for Verizon. These are GLOBAL statistics and there are millions of 1.5 and 1.6 devices floating around in Europe and Asia.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

eeeh.. if u look at the numbers, android doesnt sell much at all outside of america and parts of europe. and most of the european phones are running at least 1.6 as far as i can remember.. just us motoblur users rockin that 1.5 :)

6. AndroidFan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 27, 2010

Motorola Backflip on AT&T. Though there are not many users compared to cliq/cliq XT.

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