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Android Froyo and Eclair now majority all Android installs

Google recently announced the distribution of the various flavors of Android. Android 2.1 now accounts for the plurality of Androids out on the market today owning 41.7% of the market. Version 2.1 and Froyo (version 2.2) together account for a majority of the marketplace accounting for a whopping 70.4% of the total Android installs. It looks like the handset vendors are doing are actually keeping up with the blistering pace of new Android releases.  

 

Historical Android Distribution

This is great news for the Google faithful. There were a lot of question whether the hardware vendors would be able to upgrade their devices with the latest versions of Android. If they did not, it would be likely lead to the Android market fragmenting to different versions and less innovations with application incompatibility. It is one of the Apple fans main arguments that iOS will prevail because of a united hardware and OS strategy. Compared to Apple who has 2 major flavors (iPhone/iPod touch and iPad) of their OS, Google is not doing so bad with 4 major versions and taking the smart phone market by storm. Read the gory details here.

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