Most Android devices still running version 2.2
Android 2.2 is still the most commonly used version of Google's mobile operating system, with 64.6% of devices running 2.2. This is an increase from the 51.8% share quoted the last time The H reported on the figures, in January 2011. Google's Platform Versions numbers are based on the number of devices that accessed the company's Android Market within a two week period ending 1 June.
During the last six months, the percentage running version 2.1 has fallen from 35.2% to 21.2%, and the figures for version 2.3 (including 2.3.3) have risen from 0.4% to 9.2%. Android 3 has now shown up in the figures, with 0.6% of devices – these will all be tablets – running either 3.0 or 3.1. There are only a handful of devices currently available, including the Motorola Xoom and the ASUS Transformer, that run the latest version 3.1. The next version of Android, code-named "Ice Cream Sandwich", is expected towards the end of this year.
- No Honeycomb open source till after Ice Cream Sandwich, a report from The H.