Android version fragmentation gap closing

The Android Developers site has posted new numbers regarding version adoption and 2.2 is at the top of the list with 43.4%. 2.1 now stands at 39.6%, and Android 1.6 and 1.5 hold 10.6% and 6.3%, respectively. This may not be huge news in terms of mitigating Android’s fragmentation issues, but the differences between 2.1 and 2.2 are less dramatic than the differences between 1.6 and 2.1. Nevertheless, until every Android phone is powered with the JIT compiler and latest Market features, some users will be experiencing what is by today’s standards a horribly outdated smart phone.

WIth 2.3 around the corner, we’re likely to continue seeing three versions on these charts for some time, but the gap between them will be less significant. Here’s to the death of Cupcakes and Donuts.

Stats of phones Accessing Android Market in the last 14 days:



Via Android Developers

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