Android versions as of 2-2-11

Google just released the latest figures on the number of Android variants in the wild. For the two weeks ending Feb. 2, 89.8 percent of devices are on Android 2.1 and up. Realistically, that means Android 2.1 and 2.2 -- Froyo leads the way at 57.6 percent -- as only 0.8 percent are running Gingerbead. That gives you a feel for how few Nexus S's have sold.

Android 1.5 and 1.6 are down to 3.9 and 6.3 percent, respectively. [Android Developers Blog]

 

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Android 2.1 and up now on 90 percent of all Android devices

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First but aren't there 2 devices with gingerbread that xperia arc ya but o when's da release date I maybe that will increase .8 to at least 1.8 or sumthing

ergo there is 1 device with gingerbread. Devices that aren't sold don't count, currently there are 0 devices on Honeycomb.

Im now 2.2 on my rooted and rom'd Epic...but think of all the galaxy s variants that arent on 2.2...would make it jump to 95% maybe?

90% is 2.1 + 2.2 + 2.3 combined. Shifting people from 2.1 to 2.2 wont change this statistic at all.

Shifting 4M North American phones from 2.1 to 2.2 would change Froyo to a little under 70% by my gorilla math.

Still running on 2.1 really need to get on that update though.
Mini Kies is just a headache though :/

"That gives you a feel for how few Nexus S's have sold."

And I'm guessing a not-insignificant fraction of that 0.8% is %RANDOM_PHONE% running a CM7 nightly. Ouch.

Yea now update the Motorola I1 to an upgraded Android Software!!, looks like thats still on hold after todays announcement.

"That gives you a feel for how few Nexus S's have sold."

Aren't these global, currently operating Android phones? If this number was a percentage of activations, that would be something like 3000 NexusS's per day, but that's not what this number is. Do we have any sense of how many total phones this actually represents?

Since the start of the 3rd quarter Android has sold more than 50M devices, so just to say 1% of that is half a million devices on Gingerbread.

I really don't know why Manufacturers would release phones that cannot upgrade to 2.1 atleast.

So when I flash a CM7 nightly on my Evo, is Google aware of that and do they count it as 2.3? I know it wouldn't really affect the chart above. I'm just curious. I've heard Sprint can tell, but I don't know if Google pulls data from carriers, or if they only count the OS phones ship with and official carrier updates.

It would appear that Google hasn't learned from the first Nexus go around. For the life of me, I don't understand why they don't release a Nexus for all manufacturers. That would be sweet. It's probably VZW more than anything.