Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Android Platform Distribution

Thanks for all the emails and feedback over the last couple months on the Android Hardware Development kit, we're very excited to be using this advanced hardware platform. In fact, Matt has been busy hacking into nearly all our devices around the office that have exposed serial. Interestingly, Droid Does talk to quad CMOS sensor arrays to stream live video, but more on that later.

One of the common questions asked was: which version of Android does the Android Hardware Development Kit ship with?



The answer surprisingly turns out to be the in-line with the second most popular version on the market today, 2.1. This is great news because it shows a nexus of stable devices focused around Android 2.1 and 2.2 versions. This creates a stable base to upgrade from as the bleeding edge releases become more robust through aggressive software patch-work.

Current Distribution

The following pie chart and table is based on the number of Android devices that have accessed Android Market within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date noted below.




Platform
API Level
Distribution
Android 1.5
3
3.9%
Android 1.6
4
6.3%
Android 2.1
7
31.4%
Android 2.2
8
57.6%
Android 2.3
9
0.8%

Data collected during two weeks ending on February 2, 2011

From developer.android.com

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