Delicious Android-distribution pie

Delicious Android-distribution pieCupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, the other Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream… I’m not sure why I just rattled off the names of the different versions of Android. Possibly I was attempting to illustrate just how many freakin’ versions there are. Crazy stuff.

Anyway, Android Developers has published the results of data collected over the two-week period ending March 15, 2011, showing the distribution of users across those different versions.

The figures are based on visitors to the Android Market, and there aren’t any surprises at the lower end. Cupcake and Donut continue to creep down, though combined they still account for almost 8% of all Android users.

The number of people on Eclair has dropped too, to 29%, as more users have been upgraded to Froyo. Android 2.2 now makes up 61.3% of the Android pie. That’s up from 57.6% at the beginning of February.

The big surprise comes from Gingerbread and Honeycomb. They’ve featured heavily in the news recently, though it’s worth remembering that many of the most talked about devices haven’t been released yet. As such, Honeycomb makes up just 0.2% of the Android population. Gingerbread is slightly higher, but can still only muster a measly 1%.

Expect to see that Gingerbread figure creep up in the next few months. The LG Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy S II and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play are just some of the Gingerbread phones shipping soon(ish).

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