Gingerbread finally surpasses Froyo

Gingerbread finally surpasses FroyoLast December, if my aging memory serves me correctly, the Samsung-developed Google Nexus S debuted Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

Fast forward 11 months, and the latest figures from Android show that more users are finally rocking Gingerbread than Froyo (Android 2.2).

That’s all well and good, but obviously we’ve got Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on the horizon waiting to stink those figures up nice and good. This is the trend, see; just as Googs gets on top of things, the process starts all over.

Anyway, here’s how those figures look for now:

  • Cupcake (Android 1.5) – 0.9%
  • Donut (Android 1.6) – 1.4%
  • Eclair (Android 2.1) – 10.7%
  • Froyo – 40.7%
  • Gingerbread – 44.4%
  • Honeycomb – 1.9%

Being incredibly anal, I have checked and can confirm that those figures add up to 100%. Nice.

Ice Cream Sandwich aims to unite Android tablets and smartphones. Or some of them, at least. It’ll make its debut on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. A host of spanking new handsets such as the Motorola RAZR will reportedly ship with Gingerbread initially, with Ice Cream Sandwich landing soon after.

Meanwhile, LG owners were recently told that the Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D and Optimus Black would get, er, Gingerbread. I’m sure they’re delighted.

via: Android Developers

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Treab  Nov. 5, 2011 at 15:41

Lewis do keep up. LG has confirmed the 2x WILL GET ICS ;)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 5, 2011 at 15:45

Don't talk to Lewis like that. (Edit: sorry, wrong forum. Do go on) :p

Treab  Nov. 5, 2011 at 15:46

WTF was that oO

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 5, 2011 at 15:53

So, the 2x does get ICS, whilst the (more expensive), 3D doesn't? Makes sense...I love a nice clear business plan, LG.

Treab  Nov. 5, 2011 at 15:56

The 2x is one they have mentioned... the actual quote is below...

LG firmly denies the rumors that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumors are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as other LG high-end smartphones. Detailed information on the ICS OS update schedule for specific models will be announced, once the ICS OS is publicly released by Google. Please stay tuned for more updates from LG.

Thank you very much.

so expect lg to give it to the 2x/3d and possibly the black...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 5, 2011 at 16:06

other LG high-end smartphones

I agree, I'd guess this was referring to the 3D and the Black as it mentions smartphones in the plural, despite the Black being distinctly mid-range as it's only a single core device it's the next highest LG phone after the 2x, AFAIK.


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