It’s become a great tradition to get a good look at platform distribution (or, as some would call it, platform fragmentation) charts every now and then, and this week’s pie is perhaps the most interesting we’ve seen to date.
Android 2.1 – as we used to affectionately call “Eclair” – now accounts for exactly half of all Android devices that accessed the market in the past two weeks. We haven’t reached the fragment-less utopia we’d like to be in just yet, but it’s great progress from what we last saw (1.5 was still the most used version).
Android 1.6 and 1.5 split the rest of the pie nearly evenly, too, with the former taking 25% and the latter taking 24.6%. As we expect Motorola to begin pushing Android 2.1 to users on MOTOBLUR enabled devices soon, we’ll equally expect Cupcake to take a quick nosedive into the lower depths of the Android world as time moves on.