Do you own an Android device? Then you are in the following statistics and hopefully you are in the 63.9% that have Froyo, Android 2.2 version. AndroidDevelopers were busy in the last weeks of March and decided to enlighten us with some figures regarding Android segmentation.
The good news is that Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 are installed on more than 90% of current Android devices. Let’s take a look at the numbers. Firstly, Froyo managed to get an increase from 61.3% to 63.9%. Small steps are important. Android 2.2 gained some points while Android 2.1 lost 2, registering a decrease to 27.2% but together they cover almost all Android devices.
Some Android phones still have the older versions. 3.5% currently have the 1.6 version of the Google’s open source OS, while 2.7% run on Android 1.5. What is happening with the latest of the newest? For the time being, Android 2.3.3 represents 1.7% of the handsets and the Honeycomb, the OS optimized for tablets, has a share of 2% of the Android devices. Not too shabby!
What should we expect in the future? New phones, smarter and better-looking (still talking about phones) that will certainly need at least Froyo. As users are constantly looking to change their phones, older versions of Android will lose ground and then we will see an even greater percentage for Android 2.2 and 2.3 versions. Due to its great features, it will be some time before Froyo starts losing its fans. That’s not something we can say about Eclair,whose lifetime will come to an end in 2011. After all, even the best things in life have to finish and when it comes to technology, everything is moving fast. 4G dual-core phones are the new thing and a good phone need a good OS. Froyo’s best times are just about to come and we are certainly looking forward to the following statistics to confirm that idea!