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Over 90% of all Android devices powered by either Froyo or Eclair, Honeycomb scores 0.2%

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Over 90% of all Android devices powered by either Froyo or Eclair, Honeycomb scores 0.2%
The guys at Android Developers decided to conduct a survey that shows 61.3% of all Android devices that paid a visit to the Android Market between March 2 and March 15 were running Froyo. 29% of these gadgets were powered by its predecessor Eclair, which basically says that over 90% of all green robot devices have either Android 2.2 or Android 2.1.

The two Gingerbread versions, which are 2.3 and 2.3.3., have a share of 0.7% and 1%, respectively, while the tablet-only Honeycomb (with the Motorola XOOM its sole representative) powers 0.2% of all Android devices. The old guard of Google's mobile OS is still present - Donut scored 4.8%, while Cupcake has 3.0%. The poor old Androids.

Is the Android fragmentation a real issue for you?

source: Android Developers via Engadget
Over 90  of all Android devices powered by either Froyo or Eclair, Honeycomb scores 0.2

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posted on 17 Mar 2011, 10:56

1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1359; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Honeycomb scored a .2% because it is only on tablets, and there are like only 10 tablets that are officially running Honeycomb.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:00

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Nah, fragmentation doesn't seem to be an issue here. I would personally like to know how much the xoom has sold.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:19

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I know a guy that bought one. I thing that's the only one sold so far.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:50

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

those are the sales inside the distortion field

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:01

3. superpooburger (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)

With this pie chart google is triing to prove that they are IDIOTS (sorry for language). We can not look at statistic of how many use 2.2 and so on, if not everyone have an oportunaty to chose... To make correct statistic, they shoudl show how many of 2.3 enabled devices run 2.3, 2.2 and so on...
Look at LG Optimus. Oficialy you can have 2.1, unoficaly 2.2. But where is 2.3? or 3.0?

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:57

6. Honeycomb FTW (unregistered)

OK. . . Honeycomb on 0.2% of devices.

Android sold ~70 million handsets last year. I expect about ~100 Million android devices in the wild if not more.

100M X 0.2 = 20 Million

That's a lot of devices running a tablet OS. . . more than the iPad's 15M.

I guess the Nook Color is doing well as are some other tablets the XDA devs are hacking.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:10

7. Nedev (unregistered)

To Honeycomb FTW:
0.2/=0.2%, elementary school math, my friend. So, teh result is 200K Honeycomb tablets. Still, it seems a bit high

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:13

9. Honeycomb FTW (unregistered)

yeah. . . I caught that. . . something just wasn't seeming right with those numbers. . . duh! Basic maths skills are rusty lol

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:12

8. Honeycomb FTW (unregistered)

BAD MATH. . . sorry

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:56

10. i-allen (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2011)

Superpooburger i right ,i have a gt540 optimus and lg upgrade me to 2.1.
I e-mailed lg about a higher upgrade they said that at present no more upgrades would be given to the gt540 ?.
It seems to me that they just wont you to buy a new mobile ?.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:02

11. box (unregistered)

It's not about what they'll not upgrade to, it's about compatibility of newer more advanced software trying to be run on older hardware. Try trying to run Windows7 on a computer originally designed for Windows 95. You have to beef up the hardware to even have it pass 7's compatibility check, and even then it's not going to be pretty.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:35

12. steven999 (unregistered)

What are you talking about? The HTC legend has the same CPU, and it now has 2.2 available to it.

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