20100412 046 A4 EMAIL 260x216 Android 2.2 now on more phones than 2.1 for first timeAndroid 2.2 has surpassed 2.1 for the first time according to just released stats from the Android Developers site.

According the the latest Platform Versions update, 2.2 is now on 43.4% of all Android phones, with 2.1 now on about 4% less phones at 39.6% – that’s  a total for 2.1 + 2.2 of 83%. Android 1.5 and 1.6 continued to decline over the last two weeks, making up only 6.3% and 10.6% of all phones.

Of course, we could be on the cusp of yet another version of Android (2.3), though no one knows the hard release date for that roll out. Even when it does hit, it will likely take months before it rolls out to most phones. Is Android’s supposed fragmentation getting better or worse? We’d frankly say better, because the faster 1.5 and 1.6 disappear forever, the better. Here are the latest charts showing how 2.1 and 2.2 have steadily grown since August of this year.

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