Google: Android 2.1 overtakes 1.5 as the most common OS version

Google has just updated its gloriously geeky online breakdown of Android OS fragmentation, which for the first time shows the newest version of the software firmly in first place.

The recent rush of hot new Android 2.1 phones launched in Europe and the US recently has seen Android 2.1 pop to the top of the OS charts, swapping places with the soon-to-be-eradicated Android 1.5. We are edging ever closer to a unified experience.

Here’s how Google reported the breakdown of Android users, for the two weeks ending May 17:

google android os market share

The previous set of market share figures had Android 2.1 on 32.4% – it’s now easily pulled ahead, with last week’s US HTC Hero update no doubt helping erode 1.5’s share of the Android userbase a little further.

Link via AndroidGuys.

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  1. Mark

     /  May 18, 2010

    I wouldn’t call it “easily pulled ahead”..

    It’s more likely the influx of Desire/Legend and Incredible units hitting the market en-masse right now.

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  2. Nice, also they now show the screen-sizes and densities. Good to know for developers.

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  3. Myself

     /  May 18, 2010

    The HTC Hero update isn’t officially out yet in the U.S… Perhaps it’s the Droid Eris update that caused the bump?

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  4. If the Hero update isn’t yet out maybe the changes mainly due to all of the new Android 2.1 devices which have been sold (eg HTC Desire, HTC Droid Incredible, Nexus One, HTC Legend etc).

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