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Android Gingerbread accounts for over 40-percent of Android mobile phone operating systems

Internet search engine giant Google has run a 14 day test to determine which version of their mobile phone OS is the most used today, where 43.9-percent are running the Android 'Gingerbread' 2.3.3.

Google ran a two week test on all devices accessing the Android Market, which ended on November the 3rd and began on October 20th.

These collected figures show that only 0.1-percent of devices accessing the Android application repository were based on 'Honeycomb' 3.0, where 0.5-percent is 'Gingerbread' 2.3 - 3.3.2.

On 0.9-percent are 'Honeycomb' 3.1, 3.2 and the much older 'Cupcake' 1.5 operating system, which was the first official build of Android.

Following on from those stats is Android 'Donut' 1.5 and 1.4-percent, with the third highest at 10.7-percent with 'Éclair' 2.1 and the second is on 40.7-percent with the Android 'Froyo' 2.2 platform.

The most common version of the Google mobile OS found accessing the Android Market is the ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3.3 build, which has been rolled out now to the largest amount of handsets – judging by these figures.

This data was collated for developers to understand the OS device distribution amount, with a view to aid them in prioritising the development of application features on devices.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.