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Android 2.x Running On 83% Of Devices Accessing Android Market

Authored by: Douglas Carter — Dec 2, 2010

Android Developers released its regular report on Android OS distribution on Android devices accessing the Android Market in a two week period, and the number of devices running Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 have continued to become more prevelant than Android 1.5 and 1.6 powered devices, with Android 2.x OS devices now account for an 83% share.

It is important to note in these latest figures that Android 2.2 has overtaken Android 2.1 since last time we reported on the distribution. In addition, the percentage of devices running Android 2.1 is less.

Android 1.5 is now at a 6.3% share from 7.9% in the beginning of November, and Android 1.6 is now at 10.6%, down from 15%. Together, Android 1.5 and 1.6 account for a full 17% of the distribution, which is definitely better than the almost 23% we saw last time, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

However, with the impending release of Gingerbread at hand, expect next month's figures to once again be split into 5 groups. I'd anticipate that by this time next month, the Nexus One (and the Nexus S hopefully) will be running on Gingerbread, so we should hopefully see at least a 1-2% share of Gingerbread.

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