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06 January 2011, 15:51

Google: Most Android devices now running version 2.2

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Multiple Androids logo Figures released for the last two weeks of activity show that 51.8% of devices running Google's open source Android mobile operating system are now running version 2.2. The figures come from the latest Platform Versions device dashboard breakdown of different versions of Android in current use on the Android Developer portal.

The share taken by Android 2.2 has grown from 36.2% since the the set of data of data released by Google in early November of 2010. Since that time, the share of version 2.1, known as Eclair, has slipped back from 40.8% to 35.2%, and the total for early versions from 22.9% to 12.6%. The newcomer, Android 2.3 "Gingerbread", released only a couple of weeks ago, naturally hardly registers yet in the statistics, showing up at just 0.4% – to date, the Nexus S is the only device that's capable of running Gingerbread.

Source: Google

The next major release of Android, version 3.0 code named "Honeycomb", is optimised for tablets and is currently being previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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