Latest in Android 2.3

Image credit:

Four out of ten Androids prefer the taste of Gingerbread

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Another month, another land-grab by Android's now-dominant Gingerbread iteration. According to the latest usage stats from its app market, the last smartphone-only version now lays claim to 44.4 percent of all Android phones. We'd put this down to continued efforts by the major phone manufacturers to deliver version 2.3 on their new phones, and not the often haphazard attempts at upgrading existing devices. Froyo, which took nine months to grab a majority share, still claws onto a 40.7 percent share, while Honeycomb on tablets (not included above) scrapes together just under two percent of the Android ecosystem. Hopefully ICS will bring harmony to all Google-powered devices, but it'll be a challenge to best version 2.x's high watermark -- it once captured 83 percent of everything Android.

UPDATED: For those not in the know, these statistics come from the Android devices that accessed the app market in the latest two-week period.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Google is ending its Station free public WiFi program

Google is ending its Station free public WiFi program

View
Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are back to their lowest-ever pricing

Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are back to their lowest-ever pricing

View
'State of Decay 2' is getting a major free update

'State of Decay 2' is getting a major free update

View
The Morning After: The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't as tough as we thought

The Morning After: The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't as tough as we thought

View
Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver

Adam Savage turned Spot the robodog into a creepy rickshaw driver

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr