Androind fragmentation numbers

It's been a little less than a month since the Android developer site released its last version numbers, and we already have another update. As of the two weeks ending May 3, some 32.4 percent of Android phones were running Android 2.1, up from 27.3 percent for the two weeks ending April 12.

Phones running Android 1.6 fell from 31.6 percent to 29.4 percent, and Android 1.5 devices fell from 38 percent to 37.2 percent. Clearly, there's still a ways to go before we reach platform parity, but a small step in the right direction is better than none. [Android dev site]


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This pie chart shows us something we always tend to forget. The majority of Android users (goes for any platform really) don't camp on the net and bellow about updates :)

Do you know if Cyanogen's new Rom for the G1 running 2.1 will show up in the stats correctly? Might be interesting to see what the numbers for May will do if it reads the version correctly.

I would assume it will, it truly is 2.1.1 from my understanding, the phone itself lists it as such. My guess is that you're correct and there will be a spike in May as many G1s/MT3Gs/etc go from 1.6 to 2.1.1.

When is the measurement window to small to statically show accurate data? I have no doubt the Incredible is helping the numbers I just wonder if we look at data over 30 days vs 14 days is that impacts the accuracy.

The one amazing this to see is that users of 2.0 and 2.01 are upgrading. The majority of users of devices like the BlackBerry run the same OS from the day the device is purchased. Maybe this points to the current android market.

Regardless interesting data