Android version statistics

The latest numbers are in showing how many devices are using a given version of Android, and we're slowly but surely getting more and more on Android 2.1. Devices on the latest version of Android ticked up to 37.2 percent, from 23.4 percent for the two weeks ending May 3. Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and 1.6 (Donut) were down to 34.1 percent and 28 percent, respectively. That's about a 3-percentage-point drop for Cupcake and 1-percentage-point for Donut.

Anybody want to guess how long it takes before we start complaining about how many devices are languishing on Android 2.1, with Froyo expected to be announced this week? (And if you really want to get into the nitty gritty, there are now stats for screen sizes and densities.) [Android Developer Blog]

There are 5 comments

Jerry-O says:

"Devices on the latest version of Android ticked up to 37.2 percent"

I wonder if this is a case of making the statistics look like they are something they are not.

Are devices upto 37.2% because more devices are getting the upgrade or is it that there are more new devices in the market since the survey, and since new devices have 2.1 installed the number has gone up.

Not a consperacy, just food for thought.

uberspeed says:

Combination thereof. I'd say if it's upgrades we'll continue to see other versions decline while 2.1 rises. That said 2.1 is also supposed to rise since Android just claimed #2 in sales for last month(or was it quarter), no?

Got a response today from cellular south discover center that htc hero is scheduled for the 2.1 update sometime in june.

Ytown says:

I'm happy to report my family is 2.1 after my wife's Eris got the update today. Eris is running a lot quicker since the update. It use to feel lagy next to my Moto Droid, no more, very happy. Thanks Verizon and HTC for getting this done.

BigDinCA says: