Android 2.x Now Powers 92% Of Android Smartphones

Android 2.x Now Powers 92% Of Android Smartphones

Google’s bi-monthly Android platform versions report is out, visualising the different firmwares running on Android smartphones worldwide.

Using data collected in the two weeks leading up to March 15, the Eclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3.x) firmware releases now comprise 92% of the total Android handsets accessing the Android Market during that period.

Honeycomb-powered tablets make up just 0.2% of the market with it likely that the Motorola Xoom constitutes a large number of devices in that category, An increase in Android 2.x platforms has meant smartphones running Android 1.5 are now down to 3% with Android 1.6 now holding 4.8% of the market.

Some carriers have committed to rolling out the Gingerbread update to devices on their networks but are holding out for manufacturers to launch new smartphone devices at the end of this quarter, moving into April. A number of Honeycomb tablets are expected to launch in the coming months, meaning we can expect a shift in the number of Android 3.0 devices represented on Google’s platform.

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