Aug 03 AT 11:40 AM Edgar Cervantes 19 Comments

Android version distribution numbers show up; Honeycomb finally breaks 1%


Google’s latest report has just shown up. Though the surprises are not major, we are seeing some improvements. Android 2.2 is still taking the lead, but that’s something that might not last long. It seems the latest Android versions (Gingerbread and Honeycomb) are starting to gain more momentum, while the other versions are slowly starting to disappear.

As evidenced in the graph, there is a huge boost in the latest smartphone Android versions, Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Since not many devices have these versions, it might just mean a lot of people are currently getting their upgrades to the latest devices.

Let’s take a look at the numbers from last month in order to better understand the changes. The first graph was taken from the June 1 report, and the one to the right is from this month.

As you can see, all older versions of Android are slowly but surely diminishing, including the almighty Froyo. Even the earlier builds of Gingerbread are starting to go away, as they are overtaken by Gingerbread 2.3.3 – 2.3.4. The latest Gingerbread versions went from 8.1% to 23.7%–the biggest jump we have seen lately (in a two-month period). Also, Honeycomb has just broken through the 1% threshold and reached a healthy 1.3% (across all 3 versions). This may not be that impressive, but at least we know Android tablet platforms are starting to gain some popularity.

It seems to be a good month for Android! Froyo is still seated at the top, but users are leaving the older versions. And a large number of people are coming to the latest. Tablets are getting a bit more popular, so let’s strive for reaching that 2%!

So, what Android version do you have? What device are you rocking? Are any of our readers still on Android 2.1 and below? How many of you jumped to Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.4 lately? How and why?

Source: Android Developers

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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