Gingerbread gains, Froyo fades in the latest Android breakdown

Gingerbread gains, Froyo fades in the latest Android breakdown
In the latest report on Android builds, Froyo (2.2) still can be found in a majority (59.4%) of devices running Google's open source OS. The data covers the 2 weeks up to July 5th, and since the last survey Android 2.2 has dropped from a 64.6%  reading. The version of the OS that has picked up the slack is the hard-charging Gingerbread which now can be found in 18.6% of Android devices. That number is double the percentage that Gingerbread had in the last report.

Gingerbread itself can be broken down. Android 2.3.3-2.3.4 has a 17.6% slice of the Android pie while Android 2.3-2.3.2 is in just 1% of the total Android universe. The latest version of Gingerbread, Android 2.3.4, supports gTalk, and as more handsets are launched, you should see a major pickup in this build.

As we reported, the next version of the Google OS for phones will be 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 3.0 and 3.1, also known as Honeycomb, are optimized for Android tablets and can be found in .9% of all Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich will bring some of Honeycomb's features to Android handsets. Rounding out the remaining builds, Android 2.1 still can be found in just over 17% of Android handsets while Android 1.5 and 1.6 own 3.6% of the total.

source: AndroidDevelopers


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