Sep 13th, 2010

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Well that didn’t take long. After the last update to the platform versions chart showed Android 2.2 sitting somewhere below 5 percent distribution on devices, a slew of updates for the likes of the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Incredible plus the release of the Motorola Droid 2 has helped rocket the OS version up to 28.7 percent. Android 2.1 begins its drop by falling to 41.7 percent after a quick rise to holdings of over 50 percent of devices. Do the math and Android 2.1 or above accounts for about 70 percent of all Android devices.

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A quick look at the version history chart shows a slower rise for Froyo than Eclair, but adaptation has begun to pick up at a rate that matches the first big explosion of Android 2.1 back in April. Once dominant and now outdated Android versions 1.5 and 1.6 are nearing the end of their decline to obscurity and together account for the other 30 percent of the pie.

[via Android Developers]