Google has collected data based on visitors to the Android Market over a 14-day period, and come up with some groovy pie charts and graphs. And Mobot loves nothing more than a good pie chart.
The stats for the two weeks ending February 2 show, as one might expect, that Android 2.2 and 2.3 are on the up, while the number of users on the earlier versions has crept down.
Here are those juicy numbers you’re no doubt craving:
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – now accounts for 0.8% of Android users, which – while a seemingly miniscule figure – is almost double the previous month’s estimate.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) – in an increase of 5.8% from last month, 57.6% of Android users are currently on Froyo.
Android 2.1 (Eclair) – a substantial portion of Android users are still stuck on 2.1. Around 31.4% of devices run Eclair, though this is down by almost 4% from last month.
Android 1.5 and 1.6 (Cupcake and Donut respectively) – both down from last month, currently estimated at 3.9 and 6.3% respectively.
While new devices such as Google's Nexus S ship with Gingerbread, some users (such as those with Motorola Milestones) are still patiently awaiting the upgrade from Eclair to Froyo.
Android has traditionally taken a lot of stick for having users scattered across so many different versions, and that fragmentation looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.