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Less than 0.5 percent of Android users have 2.3 Gingerbread

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jan 2011 2:13 User comments (3)

Less than 0.5 percent of Android users have 2.3 Gingerbread Despite 300,000 Android devices being activated daily, only 0.4 percent of all users are running version 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest upgrade to the mobile operating system.
The figure comes via Google's Android Developers website, with the note that Gingerbread's low adoption rate is thanks to the fact that it is only available on the Samsung Nexus S, which was released last month.

Google says (via LAT) that 51.3 percent of all devices are now running 2.2 Froyo, with 2.1 Eclair being run on 35.7 percent of Android devices.

The 2.1 figure is so high mainly thanks to Samsung's failure to upgrade Galaxy S owners to 2.2. There is still no official word or timetable for the update, leaving 11 million owners with an outdated operating system for the time being, unless they root their devices.

Users with the ancient 1.5 and 1.6 variants make up the remaining 12.6 percent.

The fragmentation of the operating system has been a main critical point of Android over the past year, with critics pointing to iOS 4.xx, which is on around 90 percent of all iPhones and iPads and is pushed to devices by Apple themselves, and not by the carriers.

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3 user comments

119.1.2011 10:02

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The 2.1 figure is so high mainly thanks to Samsung's failure to upgrade Galaxy S owners to 2.2.
Isn't that the truth!

220.1.2011 11:25

I got sick of waiting on 2.2 for my Ally so I just rooted and put Velocity 0.4 on it. No complaints though, its a good phone.

320.1.2011 13:50

Originally posted by Ben79:
Quote:
The 2.1 figure is so high mainly thanks to Samsung's failure to upgrade Galaxy S owners to 2.2.
Isn't that the truth!
And its more likely that these figures are based on handsets produced and official updates... however most owners of 2.1 and below have probably rooted and loaded a non official update from xda devs so they are also probably completely in-accurate.

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