Latest Platform Report Shows Android 2.1 Running on Almost 50 Percent of Devices


The latest update to the Android platform version pie chart shows that the fragmentation gap — I mean variation between OS version among handsets (we know Google hates that f-word) — is narrowing as an overwhelming 45.1 percent of devices are now running on Android 2.1. This no doubt has to do with a few of the long-delayed and much pined for updates being pushed out to handsets over the past month including ones for the HTC Droid Eris and Samsung Moment, as well as the quickly growing install base coming from sales of new handsets.


That’s a pretty large increase for 2.1, which is up from 37.2% since the May 18th report. It is a good sign that the separation between devices is slowly being chipped away, but once Froyo launches en masse this whole process will begin over again, as we watch the numbers grow for the latest version of Android slowly but surely.

But where is Froyo anyway? The date that data collection ended was June 1st, so it is a bit odd that Android 2.2 doesn’t make an appearance as at least a few Nexus One owners have picked up the update (whether through official means or not). The number is probably either negligible or not counted among the official releases. For the sake of all those waiting patiently for Froyo, we can only hope that Android 2.2 might make an appearance by the next platform version chart.

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  1. This would be good if more than half of the Android user-base wasn’t still running <2.0

  2. Sooo… Where’s 2.2? Has anyone actually officially gotten an update?

  3. Android 1.1? Whos still running that ancient version?!

  4. Yeah this does kinda suck that nobody seems to have received an official update to 2.2… well except for the media guys… seems everyone has forgotten about it too…

  5. @Mark Gjol The chart is updated every 14 days or so, so thats why 2.2 is showing up. The way they find out who is running what is when they go into the Android Market. Oh and I manually updated to 2.2 yesterday on my Nexus One and it is F*&KING amazing. It is going to take Apple a year to catch up and by then we will be on another new update so they will never actually catch up LOL.

  6. @Slug2zero Here are hundreds of comments from people who aren’t talking about it enjoy:

  7. jdog – Bug 2.2 should have been updated during the past two weeks, it should at least show up as marginal usage.

  8. I have a feeling Cyanogen porting 2.1 to the G1 helped those numbers out.

  9. i guess the numbers for 2.1 include rooted phones (with custom rom), that otherwise would be still running 1.5/1.6?

    i wonder how big of a percentage that is

  10. Cyanogen helped my G1 be part of the 2.1 crowd…. and soooon froyooooooo! Everyone that can follow directions carefully should root their g1 to cyanogens latest…. it is completely worth it!

  11. I’m on 2.1 on my gsm hero ,no thanks to HTC.

  12. My Cliq is still on 1.5 =(

  13. Lucky everyone that is at least upgraded more than me. I’m still on 1.5 with my Hero. It’s still a great phone, but I want to do so much more.

  14. It’s the manufacturer or carrier fault that 27% of the phones are still on 1.5 (Cupcake). Google has long released Donut (1.6) that all devices (including the G1) can handle. I understand 1.6 is harder to shrink since older phones (like G1) can’t run 2.1. Hopefully, older phones can be upgrade to Froyo, and the media can stop overblowing the f-word.

    Personally, I rather have Google releasing new update every 6 months, so we can have cutting edge tech.

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  16. still running on 1.6 any idea when i might get the update IF almost 50% are actually running 2.2

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