August 2, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
The latest round of stats from the Android Platform Versions charts are predictable but encouraging. While this month’s data shows that only a small portion of the Android community has the latest software on their phones and tablets, there were some respectable gains in both areas.
Google’s APV charts show that of all the people who visited the Android Market in the past two weeks, 24.3 percent of them have devices running Gingerbread (Android 2.3). That’s up from 18.6 percent reported when the APV was last updated in July. Froyo (Android 2.2) was released last year and still remains the dominant OS version. It accounts for 55.9 percent of Android devices, down from 59.4 percent.
The most interesting gain comes from Honeycomb tablets. Android 3.0 or higher previously garnered less than 1 percent of Android Market visits, but the latest report shows 1.3 percent. We figured that the total would increase because the previous report was issued before the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 had a chance to take hold, and a $100 coupon from Staples (now expired) sparked a wave of excited Honeycomb users looking for new tablet apps.
With this latest information, we can also adjust the previous estimate that 1.4 million Android tablets have been sold. Using the same model from last week’s story, it would appear as though roughly 1,876,550 Android tablets have been sold. (Click here for more explanation on how I reached that figure.)