One out of every three Android phones has Froyo installed

One out of every three Android phones has Froyo installed
It seems hard to believe, but according to the latest stats from Google, of all the Android handsets visiting the Android Market, one third are powered by Android 2.2. That is a rise from the 28.7% figure from last month. Based on these current trends, the next set of readings should show the majority of Android phones having Froyo under the hood. And as we progress toward the end of the year, Froyo should pick up plenty of steam, especially when all of those Samsung Galaxy S devices start receiving Android 2.2.

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.

source: AndroidDevelopers




1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'm on 2.1 because 2.2 is totally crap for the Droid X. The 2.2 OTA has been known to 100% brick the DX. I will not update to 2.2 until Motorola releases the 2.2 .sbf for the Droid X. You know what's funny is the leaked 2.2 is 100% superior to the OTA 2.2 update. After all those scare tactics Motorola said about the leaked 2.2, and its better than the OTA 2.2 update.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so basically the cliq, cliqxt, and behold2 take up 10% of the market.. lol

3. Billy. unregistered

Hi... I bought my samsung galaxy s last month, now this might sound really really insane and I need some help in explaining how it happened... But, my phone was running on android 2.2 and it had flash player 10.1 right out of the box. If you think this is hoax, I promise you it isn't and I just want to know how it happened.... It's freaking me out because my phone still has a few bugs and gets noticeably slower after 3 days and I have to restart it for it to be fast again.... And "kies" firmware upgrade says that this device cannot be updated.... HELP !!

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