Android 2.2 Takes the Lead in Android OS Share

Every couple of weeks, Android Developers releases details about the various versions of Android and which is the most popular. The reason for the release of this data is so that developers can see which version is most popular and then target either a specific OS, or perhaps decide it’s time to focus on the higher end of Android versions. The data was updated on March 15 and shows the percentage of Android versions with data gathered from devices that connect to the Android Market.

Seven versions of Android are tracked in the chart which includes 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.3 and Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What we see is that Android 2.2 now dominates the landscape and is installed on 61.3% of all devices.

What’s interesting to note is that Android 2.3/2.3.3 has not been pushed out to many devices at all for some reason. Only the Nexus S and Nexus One primarily run it. Another interesting point is that Android 3.0 is now beginning to take a share albeit, only a 0.2% share at the moment. Expect this version to increase a fair bit over the coming months as more 3.0 tablets are launched.

Comparing the numbers to February, Android 2.2 has risen from 57.6% to the 61.3% mentioned above.

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