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Tweetdeck Data Highlights Android Ecosystem Diversity

The developers of the Tweetdeck Twitter desktop client for Android devices have released data highlighting the current state of the Android ecosystem.

According to Tweetdeck, the data has been acquired from the 36,427 beta testers currently using its application.

The company said via a blog post that the most popular Android smartphone was the HTC Desire, followed by Motorola's Droid and Google's Nexus One.

On the list of top 20 Android handsets, 10 of them were made by HTC, while Motorola and Samsung each had 4 handsets. Sony Ericsson only had 2 handsets in the top 20 list.

The data showed that Android 2.2 was found to be running on the most Android devices, with 57 per cent using the OS. Android 2.1-based devices accounted for 35 per cent. Only 9 per cent of users were running Android 1.6.

The data also revealed that the rumored Android Gingerbread was real and was being tested, while some of the users were seen using HTC's yet-to-be-announced Glacier Android-based smartphone.