OS 2.3 Gingerbread now running 31.3% of Android devices

Ian Hardy

September 4, 2011 12:09 pm


Google has released the latest stats of what Android OS users have running on their device. Incremental growth for the newer versions, which means the original Cupcake and Donut OS (1.5/1.6) continue to drop off the face of the world and into the history books, representing a combined total of 2.8%. Curious when/if the day will comes that it’ll be at 0%. OS 2.2 Froyo is still running on most Android devices with 51.2%, but the biggest jump was from those on the OS 2.3 Gingerbread, now at 31.3%, a jump of 6% from a month ago. Majority of the carriers that promised a bump to OS 2.3 have delivered, to name a few there’s the Sony Ericsson Xpera X10, Galaxy Fascinate 4G, Incredible S and Galaxy S Vibrant.

Source: Android Developers
Via: AndroidCentral

  • APLE4LIFE

    cool..

  • APLE4LIFE

    Still major fragmentation.

    • bob

      The API has stabilized a lot. It’s really not hard to write programs working for versions 2.1 and later.

    • zed

      @APLE4LIFE I’m willing to bet you don’t even know what that word means, you just saw another fanboy use it in a different article today and decided to follow along. Typical Apple culture.

      If you really do know what it means, I’m really curious as to what you consider “major fragmentation”.

    • Stuntman

      I think it’s a good trade off to get a variety of form factors to choose from.

  • Shawn

    Dammit when are you going to give me a free Android phone that works on Wind Mobile. Whats going on with the September contest.

    • Nascar39

      Get a JOB instead of expecting a freebie!

    • mda

      i dont agree with anything u just said except that wind should get more androids, i mean the optimus and nexus s are great and all, but i want to see some htc’s and samsung galaxy s 2. Not for free but at least have them as an option.

  • Tom

    It would be nice if they came out with Gingerbread for the Fascinate 4G!!

    • Nascar39

      Yes it would!!! I am waiting too! It really erks me that the 3g models have 2.3 and use 4g users don’t, the phones aren’t really that different, 4g has the 4g radio, and front facing camera, so what gives???

  • Alex

    And how much fot the latest version? Exactly.

    • daveloft

      31% of phones running the latest version of Android and 35% of tablets running the latest version of Honeycomb.

  • sean

    Now i wonder how many are on gingerbread because of rooting

  • Rob

    … and the small percentage that run 2.3.6 …. screwed!

    • monsterduc1000

      2.3.6 was just the voice search bug fix for the nexus s so I wouldn’t worry about it.

  • John Smith

    It’s nice to be part of the 31% running 2.3.3 and getting 2.3.4 in October. But personally im dying to see what ice cream sandwich does for android. From what I have heard that update could be a huge improvement.

  • khota

    I am still waiting for my Samsung Galaxy Gio to by updated to 2.3 :-(

    • GENERAL WONG

      Gio is already on 2.3, noob.

  • FuzzyLogic

    It is suprising to observe how slow the Gingerbread progression is.
    There seems to be a very important inertia from several OEMs that simply don’t want devices to update and prefer to release new ones on the market. Sad I say.
    Also, I wonder how many consumers don’t take the time to actually update their devices.
    Considering the time Gingerbread has been out, 31% is still a fairly weak number.

  • purdy

    My Rogers Samsung Captivate is not part of that 31% yet :(

  • Sean

    Glad to be a part of the .5% =D