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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20 Comments

1. DRG unregistered

Hows that Gingerbread 2.3 update coming along for my SOCK VANILLA TMo LG G2X that supposedly is to be easy to update due to no UI overlays? This wait ....and my reboots....freezing.....lock ups are getting frustrating folks! WHAT GIVES?!?! I am an increasingly frustrated yet patient TMo customer.......

5. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

buy apple products and be happy =D

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ignorance is bliss. :)

17. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And get updates on time without a lot of Android bugs and glitches. Kind of ironic that Google can't even fix all the problems with Androids despite with all the updates.

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...this question will remain unanswered....especially seeing how the Droid X1 and Droid 2 got updated, the EVO 4G, The Galaxy S 1 line.... All with custom UI's.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

galaxyS hasnt been upgraded officially in the US. Thats another 5 million or so androids just from 1 phone. That will change the pie pretty decently. LG is slacking. They obviously havent learned from samsung and sony's upgrade fiascos. Honeycomb 3.2 is about to launch and they wont even give a timeline for the 3.1 upgrade on the G-Slate either. GRR!!

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats right....the Galaxy S line in the US just got Froyo, right? Thats kinda sad n funny..lol

2. IEatApples

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

nothing gingerbread on the atrix yet. hopefully they stick to their word that it will be out this month.

6. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

IEATGINGERBREAD: U WILL BE DOOMED FOREVER BUAHAHAHAHA

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Just put 2.3.4 on my Droid Charge! Skype video and Netflicks FTW!

7. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Ouuwww skype video really =D thats an old feature for IOS lol

10. AndroidOS

Posts: 100; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

Oowwww, notification bar really :D that's an old feature for Android, lol. Go somewhere, seriously. -.-

4. DRG unregistered

Help! I need me some gingerbread.....my frozen yogurt is melting all over!

8. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

IOS5 RISES ANDROID FADES : THAT SHOULD BE THE TITLE

9. srgonu unregistered

yes, ios raising to catchup with android... notifications now and customization of home screen, maps to navigate, finger print reader etc later in next 5 yrs. lol

13. iSheepHunter

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Hahahahaha!

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So today you're picking on Android instead of Apple then, eh?

14. iSheepHunter

Posts: 55; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Really? I haven't heard anything about Android shares dropping. Am I the only one to not hear this?

18. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Lol they don't have any shares to begin with.

21. rtrhurtjut unregistered

Just like the WWE!

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