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Froyo vs. Gingerbread -- Which Dessert Reigns Supreme?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Nov 4, 2011

If a popularity contest were held today, which version of Android would win?

In the one corner we have the soft serve, low-fat dessert beloved by Yoga instructors and teenage sorority girls and in the other corner we have the classic Christmas cookie designed for optimal milk-dunking.

In the battle for Android supremacy, is Froyo the dessert king or has the title been stolen by Gingerbread?

If you take a look at the infographic below, you can see that Gingerbread is rapidly gaining in popularity. As of yesterday, over 44% of all devices with access to Android Market are equipped with a version of Gingerbread. Last month that number was around 38.7% Froyo has slipped into 2nd place, but 40.7% of devices still run on that older version.

Android Versions in Use

Android VErsions in Use


Which version of Android is running on your phone?

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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