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Every third Android runs Froyo, two out of five use Eclair

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Every third Android runs Froyo, two out of five use Eclair - read the full textGoogle just published the latest report on the Android versions usage. It covers the two weeks ending on November 1 and shows Android 2.1 is still in the lead, with Eclair devices accounting for more than 40 percent of all Android devices. However Froyo is quickly catching up, its share now...


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Android is ah sweet OS!More popular to me than the ios any version........Wuz thinking Galaxy S,after the SE x10 2.1 upgrade!I said
gotta have1.The ting iz,SE waits an bring2 all customers the best@ da time.Mostly bug free!SE do not rush an OS because it's new,like other brands i may add.Big up all brands using ANDROID!!!If u have any other os.........Trust me u gonna need an Android!!!I feel Google gonna reach v4.That would be better dan ios4 or anything i may add.WP7 jus born,wanna c later versions!SE,datz ma brand.....PSP PHONE,ANDROID OS,if tru gonna b maddd.So2 u haterz of SE,keep looking&u will c wat SE got.As being da game changer,if u kno wat ah mean!lol

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  • 2010-11-02 23:14
  • karg

Android = fragmented phones. Windows phone 7 & iphone with 1 system are the future.

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  • 2010-11-02 23:12
  • pJGB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-02 22:14 from 32Qe - click to readyou even don't know what flaws and bugs this system holds and calling the guy uneducated?!! just wow on people of these days.

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  • 2010-11-02 22:36
  • iFqU

People need to look at this from the business side of things. The manufactures don't want to keep updating older models, they don't make money that way. You make money by bring out new models every 6 to 12 months with the latest and great tech at the time and sell it. As soon as its 12months old you forget about it and move on.
At the moment the manufactures and google are pushing what many consumers believe to be a new os/product, so they are pushing out quite a few models quickly, trying to gain market share. Some won't be upgradeable, but those models will be cheap and outdated probably on release.
If the consumer really cares/wants to have the latest OS then they will buy the newest/most expensive phone at that time.

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  • 2010-11-02 22:26
  • UFG%

Very impressed with android improvements! Imo the best mobile os as for the comment about being useless and symbian better...go educate your self

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  • 2010-11-02 22:14
  • 32Qe

Android is useless currently, it will be good after it get matured (v3.0+)

until then, Symbian all the way.

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  • 2010-11-02 22:02
  • nUXE

Its not about "popularity" but the "availability" !!
Whats most unfortunate about android is that people are still stuck with outdated android builds even though the hardware has enough juice to run the latest builds. Google need to put some control on manufacturers regarding this. Otherwise the fragmentation gonna go even worse!

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  • 2010-11-02 21:19
  • tYW6

> In reply to Jon2 @ 2010-11-02 19:48 from vj1b - click to readHTC Plays a big role too.

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  • 2010-11-02 21:17
  • nh7}

This resource hog OS is as bad as Windows 3.1

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  • 2010-11-02 20:04
  • iFqU

I believe that at least half (or more) of the Android 1.6 percentage are X10 users LOL

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  • 2010-11-02 19:48
  • vj1b

Ok samsung, where is tmobile usa gonna get the froyo treatment? We can wait patiently but at the same time motorola and htc high end android phones are having flash and the jit compiler software that we need too!

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  • 2010-11-02 19:34
  • Ix@d

Did you read what gsmarena said :

" If the current trends continue (and we suspect that they will even accelerate), by the end of the year (when Gingerbread should be announced)"

This means by the end of the yeat gingerbread will be announced not used! So, for all the morans and douchebags outthere with a low IQ, stop saying that S/E will be two versions behind and samsung will be one version behind, well maybe next year not this year so STFU, stupid people really irritate me.

Now both the X10 and SGS have 2.1, after a while SGS will get Froyo which means it will get the latest and greatest os from google, let's just hope that samsung really fixs the bugs.

And SE X10 will only be one version behind, not two versions ! So still 2.1 is great and it has most of the apps+ games on android.

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  • 2010-11-02 18:33
  • QP{i

> In reply to leemar @ 2010-11-02 17:54 from v0Xt - click to read"root" what is that???

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  • 2010-11-02 18:13
  • LC8b

My moto milestone is still on eclair. Hoping by end of the year they will upgrade to froyo. Or i will root my phone.

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  • 2010-11-02 17:54
  • v0Xt

I don't understand why Sony Ericsson release Xperia running by Android 1.6 nowadays ....

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  • 2010-11-02 17:46
  • m9HH

> In reply to Sinto @ 2010-11-02 17:08 from sUrq - click to readreally. too many versions compared to what. how many IOS versions are there? a lot more than android has. I was forced to install three in less than 3 months with a 3GS. my Ipod touch needed an upgrade every time I added any contenet viamy PC. Itunes needed an upgrade too :( amazingly how hard adding the latest photo album would was. updates itunes reboot, update device OS. restore device content. add new content to device. android doesn't seem to have these type of problems.

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  • 2010-11-02 17:34
  • DIx8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-02 16:47 from mrZa - click to readThat's so true.

Can't beat HTC when it comes to updates.

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  • 2010-11-02 17:25
  • Tr8a

Why do they give them stupid names? Why not just call it 2.1 or 2.2, I've got 2.2 on my Desire and some of my Iphone mates couldn't believe how good it was, I'm very impressed.

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  • 2010-11-02 17:22
  • MABT

Mine is Froyo, the best OS till date:)

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  • 2010-11-02 17:09
  • iEPY

too many versions from android for less than two years. How many versions will we have by end of next year? I guess 7.

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  • 2010-11-02 17:08
  • sUrq

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