Google releases latest Android usage data - May 2012By Hanleigh Daniels 3 May 2012 | Categories: news
Web search giant Google has released the latest Android mobile operating system (OS) version usage information, indicating which version of the mobile OS is the most used.
Gingerbread (Android 2.3 - 2.3.7) still finds itself at the helm of the Android army’s mobile charge, enlarging its share of the Android user pie from 63.7% to 64.4%. Coming in a distant second is Froyo (Android 2.2), which sees its stake decline from 23.1% to 20.9%. Eclair (Android 2.1) completes the top 3, and gobbles up half a percentage point less (5.5%) compared to April’s figures.
The latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS, Android 4.0 - 4.0.4), has not only managed to surpass the tablet-only Honeycomb (Android 3.0 - 3.2), but is also eyeing Eclair’s spot on the Android podium. ICS makes up 4.9% of Android users, whilst Honeycomb does duty on an unchanged 3.3% of the market.
The two most outdated versions of Android, namely Cupcake (Android 1.5) and Donut (Android 1.6), is still being used by only 1% of Android users, notching up 0.3% and 0.7% of the user pie respectively.
Pie chart: Google's Android Developers site
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