When the race between Android and iOS was first starting to really heat up, the biggest trump card Apple had was accusations of fragmentation. But that was a long time ago in mobile years. Things have gotten a lot better with Android devices, and compatibility is barely an issue. So how do the numbers break down now?
According to Android Developers, 61.3% of all Android users are on Froyo 2.2, 29% are on Eclair 2.1, and all other versions of the platform fall under 5%. With 90% of users on 2.1 or up, it’s safe to say that for the most part, nine out of every ten Android users are enjoying most of what the OS has to offer. There’s a lot of positive differences between 2.1 and 2.2, but there’s also a lot of negative differences between 2.1 and anything lower. Let’s just say that if you’re on 1.5 or 1.6, 2.1 would be a nice change.
Other interesting numbers include Honeycomb and Gingerbread’s share of the pie, which is 0.2% and 1.7% respectively. Which version of Android are you on?