Gingerbread's slow uptake continues; running on just 4% of Android devices

Gingerbread's slow uptake continues; running on just 4% of Android devices
Google's decision to publish regular statistics detailing the share split between the various versions of Android does the company credit, but it also leads to plenty of finger pointing.

The latest stats release doesn't hold all too many surprises on first glance: as previously, Android 2.2 (better known as Froyo) continues to be the dominant version of platform, running on just under 66 percent of all devices.

That's up 4.6 percentage points since the figures revealed in March, though comparing the two sets of statistics showing Google isn't encouraging the take up of Gingerbread – aka Android 2.3.x – with both OEMs and carriers.

Not so tasty

Gingerbread now makes up 4 percent of all Android devices exactly, up from 1.7 percent in March, with most of its increase coming from the 2.3.3 OS drop. 

Tablet times

Google's figures also cast some light on the performance of the tablet-only Honeycomb, which holds a 0.3 percent share – up from 0.2 percent in March.

That was a share that led Deutsche Bank to conclude that sales of Motorola's Xoom – the first Honeycomb tablet to reach the market – sat at 100,000.

As such, it could now be concluded that total sales of Honeycomb tablets have now surpassed the 150,000 mark.

[source: Google]

With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font.


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