New Android Stats: FroYo strong, Gingerbread doubles, more

• 05/02/2011

The Android Developers site has updated their graphs and charts to illustrate the usage percentiles for Android platform versions.  Some of the new stats are surprising, but for the most part, not unexpected.

Least shocking is the fact that FroYo (Android 2.2) is still going strong, taking the lead at almost 60% (57.6% to be precise) share.  Android 2.1, otherwise known as Eclair, was second in line at 31.4%.

Usage of Gingerbread – Android 2.3 – actually doubled over last month, which may seem shocking, but since it’s really only on 1% of all total devices it’s nowhere near being as substantial as Android 2.2.

It’s a bit early to say what the upcoming months’ stats will show with significant changes to Android OS to make it more Tablet-ready.  Will a new chart be made to show the platforms that are specific to Tablet OS?  I guess we will have to wait and see.

Another factor that will likely change how the pie chart looks in coming months is the release of the new Galaxy S lineup upgrades to Android 2.2.

It’s safe to say that the older platform versions like Android 1.5 and 1.6 are likely not going to go away any time soon either since some devices have no plans to upgrade as far as we know.

Stay tuned for next month’s roll-up of the always tasty Android OS platform pie chart!

[Source – IntoMobile]

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