Google has updated their Android version numbers on the Developers site, and Froyo is officially now running on more than 50% of all devices. In addition to the Froyo domination, Gingerbread has officially made its debut.
Android 2.2 Froyo now accounts for 51.8% of all devices now, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread taking a very small portion of the pie with 0.4%. We’re certainly not surprised at the small percentage since the only device running Gingerbread at the moment is the Nexus S, which was released last month for T-Mobile. CES only produced one Gingerbread-toting device, the Sony Ericsson Arc, so until we begin to see some updates to the newest version for phones, it will likely remain very small.
Cupcake, Donut, and Eclair just won’t die off, with all of the versions collectively still holding on to 47.8% of all devices. We know that the MyTouch 1.2 (3.5mm headphone jack) and Fender editions will be receiving Froyo very soon, but we’re not terribly sure how much that will affect the numbers seen above once they are updated again. When the Galaxy S variants begin to get their Froyo on, the change will likely be much greater, but we’re still in the dark as to when that will happen.
Some devices, like the Motorola Devour and Cliq XT will likely never even get Android 2.1, so legacy versions of the OS may persist for quite a while. Until the owners of these devices finally get rid of their older devices, Cupcake and Donut versions will remain on the chart.
Though it’s yet to be seen, it will be interesting to see how Honeycomb will change the chart. We know it’s designed for tablets, but we still don’t know if Google will create another chart for tablets so it won’t dramatically change the smartphone chart. If Honeycomb does indeed stay on tablets only, and with the hoards of Android 3.0 tablets on the way, the chart above will be very different by the end of the year. Of course, the numbers will likely change in big ways either way, but more so if Honeycomb is included within the same set of data.
So if you’re sporting an Android phone, what version are you currently running on? How much longer will you wait to get an OS update before giving your current handset the boot?