One out of every three Android phones has Froyo installed3
At the same time, we are starting to see Android phones launched with Froyo installed right out of the box. The Motorola DROID 2 recently became the first phone to hit the market with 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player out of the box.
The current Android build topping the charts at the Android Market is Android 2.1, known as Eclair, with a 40.4% share. Android 1.6 (Donut) is third with 16.4% of the Android pie, and with a 9.7% slice is Android 1.5. The data covers the last two weeks ended October 1st.
Some models have been launched over the last few months with 1.6 running the show, such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. As we reported, later this month the handset will be upgraded to Android 2.1. The Garminfone is another model that was launched with 1.6 although unlike the Xperia X10, no further update is planned. Are any Android phones still being released with 1.5? Sure; the rugged PTT capable Motorola i1 was rolled out with Android 1.5 earlier this year.