It's that time of the month once again, Google has updated the platform version distribution charts for Android, and Gingerbread is finally gaining steam:

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Gingerbread now makes up a whole 9.2% of the Android ecosystem, and the Gingerbread source has been publicly available for 6 months as of today. Froyo still dominates, at around 65%, with Éclair placing second. Pre-2.1 devices now account for less than 5% of the total, which really makes the whole 2-year device-life logic seem rather silly.


Honeycomb also has peaked its head above the grass, and represents a little over a half-percent of all Android devices presently (most thanks likely going to the XOOM and ASUS Transformer for that). You'll also notice that the tablet-ized Honeycomb is mixed in with the phone versions of Android in the pie chart. Why? Because when Ice Cream Sandwich is released, all those versions will start to converge once again - phones and tablets, existing in harmony together! Or something.

Anyways, we always like when these charts are released - it really shows Google is concerned with OS fragmentation out in the wild and isn't afraid to illustrate the present state of Android affairs, good or bad.

They've also added distribution data for screen size and OpenGL version, which should help developers plan out how to best spend their efforts optimizing applications.