Over half of all Android devices now running Froyo (v2.2)

Over half of all Android devices now running Froyo (v2.2) e-Reading Software Google maintain a running tally of which Android  gadgets are running which version of Android. As of 2 February, over 57% reported using v2.2, with v2.1 coming in second at 31%.

Actually, they're not. There's a problem with this chart, and it's one that has escaped several developers I've talked to:

It's based on tracking Android devices that visit the Android Market.

Not all Android  gadgets can access the Marketplace, so this chart doesn't actually reflect the real world market shares of the various versions of Android. I can't tell you how many Android devices aren't being counted, but given the growth of tablets I'd say it's at least a third and possibly as much as half.

But I don't really know because answering this question is like asking how many birds did I not see today. That which isn't measured cannot be counted.

via Android

About Nate Hoffelder (10074 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Over half of all Android devices now running Froyo (v2.2)

  1. It is surely a good catch and I don’t think it’s pretty obvious to everyone.

    One small correction though… 2.2 is Froyo. Gingerbread (2.3) isn’t officially out on any device (thus the 0.8%).

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