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Eclair and Froyo claim over 75 percent of Android market share

Android market share chart
Fragmentation is one of the biggest problems, or advantages depending on how you look at it, facing Android today. With phones, tablets, and smartbooks, all running differing versions of Google's mobile OS, getting an app to run well on them all is certainly a challenge.

All is not lost, however, as the latest Android Market analytics from big G show devices running Android 2.1, Eclair, rocking a 40.8 percent share, while Android 2.2, Froyo, comes in a close second with 36.2 percent. The latest data originates from the last two weeks (ending on November 1st), but previous records show a steep climb for Froyo over the last three months. That's definitely good news for developers, but it still goes to show how divided Android really is, with Android 1.5 and 1.6 still claiming a significant percentage of the market share. It's also important to note that this data comes purely from access to the Android Market, and therefore doesn't include any of the excluded custom forms of Android running on non-Google integrated devices.

Here's hoping that Gingerbread brings greater version unity for the high-end Android phone, when it eventually arrives, and leaves Froyo to take care of the lower-end of the market.

[Via Gizmodo]

Tags: android, android 2.1, android 2.2, android fragmentation, android market, Android2.1, Android2.2, AndroidFragmentation, AndroidMarket, google

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