Aug 04 AT 11:06 AM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Android 2.1 running on nearly 60% of all Android phones

Google’s latest bi-weekly Android distribution numbers indicate a continual growth trend for Android 2.1. In the past two weeks, Android 2.1 has grown from 55.5% to 59.7% of the overall Android platform. Android 1.5 and 1.6 took another huge hit, reducing their combined market share from 41% to 35.6%.

While the growth of Android 2.2 from 3.3% to 4.5% may not be quite as impressive, we’re looking forward to Google’s next report which  should take into account the HTC EVO 4G’s Froyo update along with that of the HTC Desire and Motorola Droid.  We don’t have any concrete numbers on how many of these handsets are actually on the market, but the OTA updates on these three phones to the latest version of Android should be enough to hold back the growth of Android 2.1 next time around.

Source: Android Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Tim

    I have a mytouch 1st gen running cyan 6…. Would that count towards 2.2?

  • http://Website Gomez

    I wonder which networks have what? I have Tmobile, but a i have a nexus one, My wife has her MT3G. I think they are a bit slow in pushing out any updates.

  • http://Website B

    Why is 1.5 and 1.6 still that much? What phones are those? Mytouch?

    • thered

      Yes, and let’s not forget our dear old friend the G1…

    • http://Website Nick

      1.5 handsets are mainly all of Motorola’s MotoBLUR phones in the U.S. and Europe.

      1.6 accounts forthe HTC Dream (G1),Magic (myTouch), and SE’s XPERIA, Mini, and Mini Pro handsets which seem to be doing pretty well in Europe and Japan. The myTouch was rumored to get 2.1 some time this summer and the SE lineup should be getting 2.1 or 2.2 within the next few months.

    • http://Website DRew

      Scamsung’s Behold II also has 1.6..

    • http://Website IceCrush

      Don’t forget The xperia x10 family, which is the se android share of the market…..

  • http://Website Jon

    Tmobile is that 35.6%

  • esema1o

    No my touch love

  • Simon

    Hope that soon there will be less fragmenation and that at some point all the phones will be updated to the same OS.

    • http://Website Robin

      Stop calling it fragmentation…. it´s normal evolution just like there are iPhones and iPod touches on different versions of the OS, PC´s winning windows XP, Vista or W7..

      The only fragmentation in the mobile market is the completely different OS´s (iOs, Android, Symbian, WebOs ect…) different versions of the same OS that are downwards compatible with previous versions is NOT fragmentation.

  • esema1o

    When will my touch get new os

  • http://Website lolrofl

    I love Android, but I feel so stupid for getting a mytouch. It was so popular, now it seems like it was a gimmick. I blame myself for not researching Android and waiting for a better phone. :( the price I pay for my mistakes is getting a phone that T-Mobile is ignoring.