Gingerbread distribution reaches 50%

Gingerbread distribution reaches 50%Back at the beginning of November, we heard from Google that the number of Android users on Gingerbread (2.3) had surpassed Froyo (2.2), with 44.4% and 40.7% respectively.

Now the figures are out for the two-week period ending December 1, and Gingerbread has reached another landmark, with over half of Android users now apparently just one step away from Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0).

The figures are based on visits to the Android Market over the fortnight, and suggest that Gingerbread has surpassed the 50% mark for the first time. Here’s the distribution tale in full:

  • Gingerbread – 50.6%
  • Froyo – 35.3%
  • Eclair (2.1) – 9.6%
  • Honeycomb (3.0-3.2) – 2.4%
  • Donut (1.6) – 1.3%
  • Cupcake (1.5) – 0.8%

Those figures add up to 100. I’m happy.

Interestingly, there’s absolutely no mention of Ice Cream Sandwich. Shouldn’t the Samsung Galaxy Nexus be in there, dudes? It’ll be interesting to see how quickly Android 4.0 rises.

It’s taken Gingerbread pretty much a year to get to the 50% mark, but with Ice Cream Sandwich being available on smartphones and tablets, we expect to see it take command a tad quicker.

via: Android Developers

Read more about: Android

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corgi74  Dec. 2, 2011 at 14:36

So almost exactly a year after the SDK the was released, half of Android owners now have Gingerbread.
Yay fragmentation!!!

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2011 at 17:28

...yes, Corgi, and only months (well, weeks) before ICS o_O

It's time to make the fragmentation 'official' - Android Pro versus Android "Vista Basic"... brand it, and call it a good thing.

Stelph  Dec. 3, 2011 at 05:54

I wonder what proportion of that 50% is official manufacturer release as opposed to the owner getting sick of waiting for an update that never comes and flashes a cooked rom from xda dev

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2011 at 07:47

Yes, stelph - good question! Or: shipped units vs in use?

equ  Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:41

Thats not bad, a lot of the cheaper Android phones are limited to older android releases so 50% on 2.3 shows the sales of the faster Android phones has been pretty good!


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