Jun 2nd, 2011

It seems like forever ago since we got one of these. Google’s released a new platform versions chart chart for the two weeks ending June 1st. At first glance, Honeycomb still hasn’t broken much ground. Android 3.0 and 3.1 make up for a combined .6%, even after Google gave all of those tablets away at I/O a few weeks ago. We hope for that to change drastically with competitively-priced tablets from ASUS, Acer and Samsung being heavily produced starting this month and more to come from other manufacturers soon.

Last time we saw Gingerbread, it was sitting at a combined 4%, but it’s clawing and scratching its way near the top as it now accounts for 9.2% of all devices. This is most likely due to the successful launch of the Samsung Galaxy S and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY and Arc, and with more older phones getting upgrades to Gingerbread this summer, we should see it with double digits in no time. (Is 20% before the end of the summer asking too much?)

Eclair and Froyo are still dominating with a combined 85.8%, but Froyo thankfully has a majority of that at 64.6%. It seems like it was just yesterday we were talking about how Android 1.5 and 1.6 were still dominating the charts while Android 2.1 was struggling to break ground, and now those latter two are just about extinct. We couldn’t be happier about that. (Don’t get me wrong, though – I do still love green-frosted cupcakes and donuts.) [Android Developers]