By 4 August 2011 | Categories: news


Google has released the latest version distribution figures surrounding its Android mobile operating system (OS). These figures cast light on the relative number of active mobile devices that are operating on a given version of the Android platform.

Leading the Android charge is Froyo (Android 2.2), with 55.9% of Android devices running this version. Also on the rise is Froyo’s follow-up, Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3-2.3.4), with 23.7% of users employing this OS version. Very few users (0.6%) are making use of an earlier version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3-2.3.2).

Still prevalent in its usage is Éclair (Android 2.1), with 15.2% of devices, whilst a further 3.3% of users utilise smartphones powered by an outdated version. The latter comprises of Cupcake- (Android 1.5) and Donut (Android 1.6) users, making out 1.3% and 2% respectively.

Honeycomb (Android 3.0) has finally broken through the 1% usage barrier, although its usage figure is somewhat fragmented. About 0.4% of Android users’ tablets run on Android 3.0, whilst 0.7% operates on Android 3.1 and another 0.2% is powered by the latest version of Honeycomb, Android 3.2.

In related news Google also recently announced that international users of Gmail will be able to call any mobile phone or landline directly from Gmail and recently surpassed the twenty million mark in Google+ users.
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