Android 2.2 Froyo uptake leaps to 33 percent

Android 2.2 Froyo uptake leaps to 33 percent

Summary: The latest figures from Google have shown that version 2.2 of Android is running on more than 33 percent of all Android devices, signifying a big jump since the beginning of August.

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More than one-third of all Android-based handsets are now running on version 2.2, known as Froyo, according to Google.

The most recent breakdown of active devices running the open source operating system (OS), covering the two weeks up to Friday, has been posted on Google's Android developers page. For its figures, the company looked at the OS versions running on hardware that accessed the Android Market over that period.

Google found that Android 2.1--known as Eclair--is currently the most widely used build, with 40.4 percent of the total Android populace. However, version 2.2 has seen a huge increase in usage since the beginning of August, leaping from around five percent to its current level at 33.4 percent of all Android handsets.

Read more of "Android 2.2 Froyo uptake leaps to 33 percent" at ZDNet UK.

Topics: Security, Apps, Mobility, Software

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