New research numbers from Android Developers indicate that of the devices reached using their research method, Android 2.x devices now account for over 70% of devices accessing the Android Market. Android 2.2 devices now account for 28.7%, with Android 2.1 accounting for 41.7%.
Engadget writes that when you "consider that back in May those pesky 1.5 and 1.6 versions were on a whopping 62 percent of Android mobiles, you'll probably agree that phone makers seem to be getting their act together in terms of delivering Google's latest wares in a timely fashion."
Phandroid observes that the "chart shows a slower rise for Froyo than Eclair, but adaptation has begun to pick up at a rate that matches the first big explosion of Android 2.1 back in April."
Take a look at the picture below to see the change in Android OS share, which is calculated from the devices that visit the Android Market in a 14 day period before the date of data collection:
Android Central notes that the older "versions of Android continue to fall, with Android 2.1 down to 41.7 percent (from 59.7 percent), Donut down to 17.5 percent (from 20.3 percent) and Cupcake at an even 12 percent (down from 15.3 percent)."
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