05
Jan
android developers

As per usual, Google has updated their Android Platform Version Chart, which gives us a clear indication of how many devices are running each version of Android, based on Market usage. The results won't shock anybody, but they do say good things about the current state of fragmentation in Android. Froyo continues it dominance, taking over half of the chart, while Android 2.1 still remains strong with 35%, likely due in large part to the massive number of Galaxy S phones still running it. Our obsolete friends, Cupcake and Donut, continue to fall into obscurity, although devices running them are unlikely to be updated. Gingerbread is at a paltry .4%, thanks to the fact that the Nexus S is still the only handset running it (officially, anyway). It would be nice to see Gingerbread, as the latest Android version, rise considerably in the next two weeks, but that's unlikely - especially with Samsung still only focused on bringing Froyo to the Galaxy S line.

The numbers:

  • Android 1.5 - 4.7%
  • Android 1.6 - 7.9%
  • Android 2.1 -35.2%
  • Android 2.2 - 51.8%
  • Android 2.3 - 0.4%

chart

Source: Android Developers

  • Subaru Man

    Nice! Just in time for 2.3 to start working it's way into the mix.

  • Álmos

    I can finally drop 1.6 support in my future apps! \o/

  • http://kids-quran-online.blogspot.com/ kristen

    ye its is the strongest and i think it will remain the best fro 1 or 2 years or so

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