Android Gingerbread was released almost a year ago, and it has taken that much time to actually come to more than half of the devices in the Android world. Android Community has stated that after reaching a 43.9 percent share last month; Gingerbread 2.3.3 has finally started to run on 50.6 percent of Android phones and tablets.
2.3.3 takes 50 percent of the pie
Also, of worthy mention is the fact that Froyo is still active on 35.3 percent of Android devices. Honeycomb has only featured on tablets, so far and understandably occupies a small 2.4 percent space, as compared to the rest. Add to it that it wasn’t made open source till a few weeks ago, so most developers couldn’t port it to their devices. The latest version, Android 4.0, is the one that’s touted to hit devices extremely quick owing to the fact that they’ve made it open source from the beginning and also that it's available for both phones and tablets.
To look at it this way, Google has already released Android 4.0 and users are still stuttering to get Gingerbread 2.3 on to their Android smartphones, and we’re not big fans of this unequal fragmentation. If you own a smartphone running Android, shouldn’t the updates be, by the very least, a little more universal? Obviously, it’s not Google’s fault out here, but there’s a mismatch between updates and availability as compared to hardware longevity. What do you think?