Two weeks ago, we saw Android 2.1 becoming the second-most used platform version across all of the Android versions released up until this point. Google gave us another update, yesterday, and it shows that Android 2.1 has taken a significant leap to trump Android 1.5 (which sat at 37.2% just a couple of weeks ago).
Now – by very ironic coincidence – Android 2.1 makes up 37.2% of all Android phones accessing the market in the last 2 weeks. Android 1.5 slips to second as they maintain about 34%, while Android 1.6 is still the least-used version with it making up 28% of the devices counted here (as usual, we’re not counting Android 1.1, 2.0, or 2.0.1 as they’ve been antiquated for some time, now).
As more handsets are launched with (LG Ally, Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G, and T-Mobile MyTouch Slide) and updated to (Samsung Moment, soon to be HTC Hero, and the original HTC Magic) Android 2.1, we expect this number to keep growing as the clock keeps ticking. When Android 2.2 releases this summer (most likely headed to the Nexus One, then the Motorola Droid) we’ll be keeping our eyes glued to Google’s platform versions site to see how the tides have changed with another major revision in contention.