Latest figures show 30% gain in Android 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 users over 1 month

Latest figures show 30% gain in Android 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 users over 1 month
Using figures picked up over the last two weeks ending on Friday,  Android users with a phone that has the Android 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 builds of Gingerbread installed rose 30% from last month. Android phones with those two versions of Google's open source OS aboard now make up 30.7% of the Android universe and is still rising. On the other hand, while Android units powered by Froyo (Android 2.2) still account for a majority of Android smartphones in use with a 51.2% slice of the pie, that is down from the 55% share seen one month ago. And as more and more new Android models come to market, that number should continue to shrink. As for Honeycomb, all three current builds (3.0, 3.1, 3.2) are accounting for 1.4% of Android devices, up slightly from the last survey's 1.3% total for Android tablets running Honeycomb.

The next big build for Android is, of course, Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0. As we reported, Verizon could be getting the exclusive on the first ICS powered smartphone, expected to be the Samsung DROID Prime. With any luck, this model could be launched as soon as next month, in time for this to be Verizon's new Android flagship model, although there is no word on how long the exclusivity might last. When it does expire, other carriers are expected to offer the Google Nexus Prime, which should also have Ice Cream Sandwich installed.

source: AndroidDevelopers via AndroidCentral



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12 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think this also helps tell what kind of devices are people getting. So far little to no low end Android phones have being updated to gb. There a still quite a few high end and super phones in 2.2 witch means will see more migrating

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

most cheap phones have been coming with gingerbread for quite some time. Oddly enough its the expensive phones like the LGs and such that are still launching with 2.2 and taking their sweet time upgrading.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they don't seem to be a lof right now, but rather 1-2 compared with all the high end jumping from 2.1-2.2 to 2.3

2. ChiquiKon

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

I' ll become a Ginger pretty sooon!

3. lubbalots unregistered

My wife has and Android and about month was anticipating GGB update. When it finally did update last week, there was nothing that stood out! I looked all over the phone and found the only thing that changed was the notification icons on top are green. Manipulation of the masses! I dont think android is a true OS. Its what the oems put on top of it like HTC Sense. And Android is selling well because they're cheap and plentiful.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Android is a true Os. I can tell you that, and you can see the changes in here.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

5. jackcrack unregistered

Yes, because every time Windows updates, it looks totally different. iOS is totally different looking with each new revision, too. You wouldn't even know it was still iOS. Maybe you should just stick to a dumbphone.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

lol iOS 1.0 still looks a lot like iOS 5 beta 7! Show me how Android 1.0 looks like Android 2.3? Consider yourself lucky that you own an Android device, and not an iJoke, and are not confined by iTunes because of it.

6. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

so android is beginning to be just like iphone now because when iphone updates all they update is the security features... android only updates the name of the os lol!!!! (sometimes)

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont see the correlation. Iphone has 1 major update a year and it does send out security patches and such throughout the year. android generally has had just a few MAJOR updates, everything else has been more or less minor patches and feature enhancements. the last MAJOR update was 2.1 which changed the way the system looked. 2.2 and 2.3 were patches and functionality updates. 3.0 changed the way tablets looked, and 4.0 is going to change the face of android again. So iOS and Android numbering schemes are the same. People just get confused because android likes to name every decent update something different, not just the major updates. Actual GUI changes came from android 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and soon 4.0.

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well more phones are getting updated to 2.3 so that is good news for all.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if samsung would update the US SGS's i bet that froyo % would drop to like 20-30%. There are a lot of galaxies out there waiting for an update! :)

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