83% of all Android smartphones now run Android 2.x

Google has just unveiled that 83% of all Android-powered smartphones active around the world now run either Android 2.1 Éclair, or Android 2.2 Froyo.

43.4% of all handsets have the latest version of Android (2.2), while 39.6% still run 2.1 (and some of them will be stuck with it forever).

The rest of the Android handsets are, naturally, based on older versions: 10.6% run Android 1.6 Donut, while 6.3% run the oooold 1.5 Cupcake. A very small percentage (0.1%) is still using even older iterations, like 1.1 or 1.0.

With Android 2.3 Gingerbread bound to be released soon – it should really happen this month – the percentage of smartphones running 2.x will, of course, rise even further. And yes, that’s a good thing.

Via Android Developers

Author: Florin

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