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New Android OS Distribution Data Released

Douglas Carter
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Since the last time Android Developers released Android OS distribution data, Android 2.2 has seen more growth and the first Android Honeycomb device has been released onto the market. While there haven't been any big percentage changes, Android 2.x handsets now account for 92% of all devices accessing the Android Market.

Android 1.5 and 1.6 devices now make up 7.8% of all devices which regularly access the Android Market. Android 2.2 has grown from 43.4% back in early December to 61.3% as of early March.

There have been some interesting developments in update and launch news recently, and it seems like we are on the cusp of seeing Android 2.1 devices dropping significantly once Samsung completes the 2.2 update for all of their Galaxy S variants.

Android Honeycomb has finally appeared and in the few weeks since launch, it now accounts for a 0.2% percentage. The upcoming launch of Samsung's and Toshiba's Honeycomb tablets might bring Honeycomb's figures into single digit figures. 

In large part, the 1.7% share of Gingerbread devices can be attributed to the Nexus S and the recent update for the Nexus One. Expect these numbers to increase once the Nexus S goes on sale in more European and Asian countries.

With Sony Ericsson's and HTC's upcoming Gingerbread handsets, as well as reports that Samsung will soon be upgrading the Galaxy S line to Gingerbread, we should see a significantly increase in Gingerbread's figures by the same time next month.

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