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Froyo blasts through to a quarter of all Android devices

September 12, 2010: 10:41 AM ET

...And Android 2.x closes in on three-quarters of all devices.

The latest numbers from Google (GOOG) have the Android platform finally starting to adopt Android 2.2 (Froyo), as high profile updates have come to major handsets.  Unless you were doing some hacking, in August, your only Froyo-enabled handset was the Google Nexus One.  That was reflected in the numbers.  Android 2.2 was barely on the pie chart (below) at below 5% of all devices.  However, in August, The Sprint EVO, then the Droid, Droid 2 and Droid Incredible all saw 2.2 updates.

That was enough to push Froyo to a quarter of all Android devices.  This month is the first time all Android 2.x devices passed the 70% barrier as well.  That stat is even more amazing in that AT&T last month released two different "high end" Android devices (Dell Streak and Sony Xperia X10) that are still somehow running Android 1.6.

Android 2.2 allows for running Adobe's Flash, Mobile hotspots, much faster OS and browsing as well as some improved enterprise features.  Most importantly, it also enable's Google's Voice Actions which allow the control of the device and typing by voice.

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