Android versions

It's been more than a month since we last heard from Google regarding how many devices are on which version of the Android operating system, and what a difference a month makes. As of Aug. 2, only 4.5 percent of phones were on Android 2.2, aka Froyo. Fast forward to Sept. 1, and that number jumps to 28.7 percent. We have the Evo 4G, Droid and Droid Incredible updates to thank for that, mostly, plus the Nexus One and Droid 2. (It will be interesting to see how all of the Galaxy S phones affect these numbers, as they all launched with Android 2.1.)

The other "outdated" versions of Android continue to fall, with Android 2.1 down to 41.7 percent (from 59.7 percent), Donut down to 17.5 percent (from 20.3 percent) and Cupcake at an even 12 percent (down from 15.3 percent).

Now let's get the carriers to push out a few more updates and see how much Froyo can grow by October, shall we? [Android Developers Blog]

 

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Android 2.2 Froyo already on 28 percent of Android phones

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...or people who have phones that aren't being updated because the manufacture didn't update them. No need to be a d*ck about it.

get out ur feelings im just answering the question...if they dont know about the update theyre clueless to the fact there is an update

I don't think it's the carriers fault or the people that own these phones. I believe these older phones hareware won't support Froyo 2.2 and they are restricted by that.So until they decide on upgrading they are stuck with 1.5 or 1.6, you here a small percentage of people say these things all the time " My phone works fine, why do I need a new one" Unlike all of us on these blogs that want the latest and greatest and fastest phones out there.I have to say it's nice to be on 2.2 and be walking around with the latest version of android.

Such a sad report. If only Google could just push out 2.2 to ALL the Android devices...and if the damn manufacturers would just leave us stock Android!

This is an amazing uptake over 1 month, particularly considering the market is simultaneously growing rapidly and major selling phones like the Galaxy S series have arrived with 2.1.

Yeah, I believe so. If your phone says 2.2 in the software and you can access the market then they will be counted in those numbers.

I would *LOVE* to be able to contribute to the Froyo numbers...if Motorola would ever get around and push out the DX update already >_<