It’s time again for Google to release stats on the versions of Android that are currently being used. Unsurprisingly, a large percentage of users are still using older versions of Android, while a much smaller percentage is using Honeycomb.
According to the latest stats, Android 2.2 Froyo is clearly the most popular version of the OS, with 64.6 percent of all users. Next popular is Android 2.1 with 21.2 percent of the total Android user base. That’s right, 21.2 percent of all Android users are a full two versions behind. More people are using Android 2.1 Eclair than Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gingerbread is running on a total of 9.2 percent of devices (1.1 percent for 2.3 and 8.1 percent for 2.3.3). Sure, it’s better than the 1.9 percent of users on Android 1.5 and the 2.5 percent on Android 1.6, but it still could be a lot better. Hopefully Google’s commitment to updating phones for 18 months will put more people just one away from the newest release if not on the newest release.
The stats also show just how few people have adopted Android tablets. Just 0.3 percent of all Android users are using Android 3.0, while another 0.3 percent is using Android 3.1. So, just 0.6 percent of all Android devices are Honeycomb tablets. That’s not very promising for Google. Sure, that number could increase, but the current set of tablets don’t seem to be the devices to do that.
Read [Android Developers]