News by Todd Haselton on Tuesday November 02, 2010.
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According to Google's latest data, which was collected from the Android Market during the two weeks leading to November 1, 77 percent of Android smartphones are running either Android 2.1 (Eclair) or Android 2.2 (Froyo).
Of that 77 percent, 40.8 percent of the smartphones are running Android 2.1 and 36.2 percent are running the newer Android 2.2 version. 15 percent of Android smartphones are still running Android 1.6, while just 7.9 percent are running Android 1.5.
Google has a second chart showing that Android 2.1 powered at least 25 percent of Android smartphones since May 2010. Android 2.2 began to see its jump in popularity between August and September, and both Android 1.6 and Android 1.5 has slowly become less and less popular as those smartphones have been updated to the newer software. [via SlashGear]
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