Android Versions 11-2

It's been another month, and that means it's time to take another look at the breakdown of Android versions in the wild. (Click here to see October's numbers.) Android 2.1 (Eclair) and 2.2 (Froyo) still dominate, at 40.8 percent and 36.2 percent, respectively. Actually, Eclair devices ticked up a tad from 40.4 percent a month ago. Donut (Android 1.6) devices fell to an even 15 percent, and Android 1.5 (Cupcake) is down to 7.9 percent.

How do our numbers look? Out of all the visits to Android Central in October from an Android phone, 58.67 percent of them were on Android 2.2, 27.51 were from Android 2.1, and then there's everybody else -- plus a smattering of Android 2.3 and Android 3.0.1 pings.

We're all expecting the announcement of Gingerbread any day now, so next month's chart may have an entirely different feel to it. [Android Developer site]


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Froyo, Eclair continue their dominance


So now the fragmentation issue is going to be coming to a close soon. I didn't even think 2.2 was that far ahead.

But once a great number is in the 2.x region (but more so 2.2) then they won't have to worry about needing the newest update in order to update core services since they're being ripped out.

Then all this "fragmentation is ruining blah blah blah" will have to come to an end. Sigh.

My Nexus One is ready for Gingerbread though.

These are only Android Central visitor stats? If yes, then I wouldn't consider these numbers to be a true representation. Visitors to this site are:

1) less likely to recently of gotten a device that was unlikely to get software upgrades.
2) are more likely to upgrade their entire phone early.
3) root and flash a non official ROM.

Anyone seen the dual boot froyo eclair rom that has been Frankensteined together for the droid Eris. Kind if makes me wish I still had the Eris just so I could play with-it.