Android in Dec 2010: 51.8% of all droids now run Froyo

11 January, 2011
One of every two Android smartphones out there now runs the version 2.2 of the operating system. And while Froyo already accounts for 51.8% of all droids, 2.3 Gingerbread has the miniscule market share of...

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  • Vincent

Just hit XDA guys.
Running my X10 with froyo right, its boss.

  • Kin

Sony Ericsson XPERIA, 16 Jan 2011do Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 can upgrade android 1.6 to 2.2(froyo) ???I dont think so... Since that X10 wont have its Froyo, the chances for X8 to have its Froyo is so tiny.

  • Sony Ericsson XPERIA

do Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 can upgrade android 1.6 to 2.2(froyo) ???

  • Vodafail

When will they be producing the 2.2 android for Nokia 1800 I've been waiting a while

  • droid

kodn, 12 Jan 2011It is NOT google's fault. It is the phone company's fault, since... moreIf the problem was phone's UI, then why x10 can only run 2.1, but x12 run 2.3??

  • The iphone guy

Keith, 12 Jan 2011Ugggh. The media and just about everybody else doesn't get it. ... moreit takes 2 hrs to get 80% of users on the latest firmware.the owner of the phone has to choose if he/she wants to upgrade not the other way round.

  • g1

you gotta rock rooted g1 at 2.2.1 and yes tmobile to blame for the fail. this 1.6 phone could easily run 2.1 and make people happy

  • kodn

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2011sorry but this is not fair .. everyday new version of android .... moreIt is NOT google's fault. It is the phone company's fault, since they are the one responsible for making their devices upgradeable. For the X10, it is SE's fault, since they are not fast enough in making the updates.

Remember, when google releases the update of the OS, all phone companies immediately get it, but the companies are the ones who make the upgrades usable on their phones, since the phone does not directly support the upgrade. The company itself needs to edit and tweak some things from the upgrade to make it compatible. The main reason is the UI, which differs from phone company to phone company.

  • Dubz

yesucan, 12 Jan 2011Thas why i prefer good old HTC HD2 :-) now running Android os wi... moreMan the HTC HD2 will run anything under the sun nowadays, that's got be on of the most modified phones in the world. It's specs are so high it'll be awhile before something comes out that it can't handle. I say by like May or so whenever the onslaught of 3.0 Honeycomb tablets start showing up, those guys over at XDA Developers will have an old HD2 running Andriod 3.0, just because it can do it lol.

  • monsterduc

It certainly does not look like this in the Canadian market. Only a handful of phones are on an official 2.2 update, the rest are 2.1 or less. Terrible. It is totally the carriers fault here.

  • android lover

I'm agree with the precious commnet. By updating your software too often (and sadly not every phone was able to upgrade), It looks like you kill yourself mr droid...

  • Jones

hamed, 11 Jan 2011shame on SE, X10 users got stock in 2.1:(Just de-brand your X10 to get stock.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2011sorry but this is not fair .. everyday new version of android .... moreOh, it depend on Form factor, not Google.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2011sorry but this is not fair .. everyday new version of android .... moreThat's really not google's problem is it?
If you wanted constant updates, you'd get the nexus.

Who do you have to blame for being versions behind?
1. Phone manufacturers for not issuing updates.
2. Your local carriers to blame for not taking the manufacturer's updates and publishing to their customers.
3. Yourself, You should sell your phone and upgrade if you really don't want to be left behind.

You've got 3 parties to blame before blaming google.

  • Lightningtrip@xda

Wait a month and see...gingerbread was barely released

  • yesucan

Thas why i prefer good old HTC HD2 :-) now running Android os with Gingerbread 2. 3. 1 ha ha..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2011this sweet delicious pie chart will change considerable is the n... moreShould be way more over 50%. Not liking the looks of this fragmentation, myself.

  • shinn

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2011sorry but this is not fair .. everyday new version of android .... more"sorry but this is not fair .. everyday new version of android .. there is a lot phones stock on 1.6 and 2.1 .. the powerful mobile like Sony Ericsson xperia stock on 2.1 and some Motorola stocks on 1.6 ... really this not fair Google ....."

two words for you man, root it! ^_~\/

  • Keith

Ugggh. The media and just about everybody else doesn't get it. Upgrades aren't supposed to happen right away. They take about 6 months to happen.

The whole point of the Nexus line though is to offer stock Android handsets for developers. This gives them time to develop apps, so that when an OS version goes mainstream there's apps that make use of the new OS version.

  • troy

does the xperia x10 mini pro get these updates please tell