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Gingerbread finally overtakes Froyo as the most used Android version

The latest figures from Google show that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now the most used version of Android for phones, finally overtaking Android 2.2 Froyo.

Gingerbread, which was announced a year ago, is currently the most up to date version of Android for phones that’s publicly available. For a long time however it was its predecessor Froyo that held the top spot.

Figures dated for 03/11/2011 show that Android 2.3.0 to 2.3.7 now makes up 44.4 per cent of the Android pie, with Froyo now inching behind at 40.7 per cent.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets account for 1.9 of activated devices while a lonely 13 per cent of users are still existing in a pre-Froyo state.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread first reared its head on the Samsung-made Nexus S, and eventually rolled out to the HTC-made Nexus One. Samsung’s Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation, Desire S and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and others all shipped with Gingerbread out of the box.

LG’s Optimus 2X, touted at the world’s first dual-core smartphone, notably came with Froyo – only recently has LG announced Gingerbread updates for it’s Optimus range.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb of course is the first version of Android that’s been designed for tablets, as seen on the Motorola Xoom. Eventually, both Android tablets and smartphones will run on Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich.

Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola’s Razr smartphone and Xoom 2/Media Edition tablets will be joining the Ice Cream party in early 2012.

Source: Android Developers Blog


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