Google releases updates to its Android platform several times a year, but it doesn't control when the updates are pushed down to existing phones. The latest data from Android Developers shows that Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, has take the lead as the most widespread version of Android currently on devices.
Google releases updates to its Android platform several times a year, but it doesn't control when the updates are pushed down to existing phones. The latest data from Android Developers shows that Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, has take the lead as the most widespread version of Android currently on devices.Android Developers has reported that for the two weeks ended March 15, 2011, Froyo is on 61.3% of active devices, passing 2.1, which is now at 29.0%.
Early versions of Android, 1.5 and 1.6, are down to a combined 7.8%, likely mostly comprised of older devices ineligible for 2.x. On the other side of the spectrum, the latest version available for phones is 2.3, or Gingerbread. Only 1.7% of devices in the wild are running this. 2.4 has been announced, but won't be released until May.
Don't forget about Honeycomb, or Android 3.0. This isn't really for phones, instead it is made to reside on tablets like the Motorola Xoom. It comprises a meager 0.2% of the market, but 1) those are just hitting the street and 2) 0.2% of Android's market share is not a small number of devices.
In unrelated news, Engadget has a snapshot of Amazon's store for Android apps. Not only will Amazon have some exclusive titles, it will have aggressive pricing. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Recon Duty" seems to be an Amazon only offering and the site shows $2.99. Amazon has since taken down the site which probably shouldn't have ever been exposed to the public. Android users now have something to really look for when the store finally launches.
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