Android versions

Google has just released the latest set of Android version numbers, and the overall trend of legacy version numbers dropping continues.  There's no drastic changes, but a quick look at the chart above lets us see that numbers for Donut and Cupcake are now in the "also ran" category with each under two percent, and Eclair is steadily dropping compared to last monthFroyo (Android 2.2) still leads the pack with over 50 percent of all devices using the Android Market running it, but we see a nice boost in the number of phones running gingerbread, with numbers for Android 2.3 climbing over six percentage points.  With Gingerbread updates rolling out or in the works for the Dinc, Droid 2, Droid X, and more, we expect another significant increase next month.

Interestingly, Honeycomb growth seems to have stalled with a measly 0.1 percent increase since August.  It looks like most folks buying into the Android eco-system today prefer it on their smartphones.  We expect that number will change this holiday season.

Source: Android Developers

 

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Latest Android version numbers released, 84% of devices running Android 2.2 or higher

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Two months ago it was mentioned that there were 550,000 Android devices activated daily and a total of 130 Million devices.

At that time Honeycomb was on 0.9% of 130 Million devices, making for 1.17 Million Honeycomb tablets.

One month ago Honeycomb was on 1.3% of 146 Million devices, making for 1.9 Million Honeycomb tablets.

And today Honeycomb is on 1.4% of 163 Million devices, making for 2.28 Million Honeycomb tablets.

The growth has slowed, but it's still growth none the less.

Really disappointing month for Honeycomb tablets. Surprised as I thought they were picking up steam. Not sure how the whole WebOS fire sale or the perception of a European ban for Samsung tablets affected things but even so, not a good result.