Android 2.x now on 90 per cent of Google phones

Fragmentation becoming less of an issue for Android

Most phones now on more recent versions of Google's OS.

Google Android might be bossing it at the top of the smartphone charts, but it’s still dogged by accusations that the myriad versions of the OS have led to fragmentation and confusion among consumers.

But the Big G’s latest numbers on which versions of Android are being used shows that over 90 per cent of its phones are now rocking Android 2.1 or higher. That at least means ancient builds are being phased out, with the likes of Sony Ericsson finally upgrading their Android phones from 1.6 in recent months.

The stats show Android 2.2 FroYo remains the most popular, with 57.6 per cent of all users. Android 2.1 has a 31.4 per cent cut, while the most recent version, 2.3 Gingerbread, accounts for just 0.8 per cent.

The latter figure is no surprise seeing as the OS is only available on the Google Nexus S. The Nexus One has still not received an over-the-air update to the latest edition of Android.

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Link: Android Developers Blog