Google has released the Android platform distribution numbers for November, and things are starting to look up for Jelly Bean. Whereas Jelly Bean only held a 2.7% share in October, it was up to 6.7% in November. That's not too bad when you think about the sheer number of Android handsets out there, but of course, Gingerbread is still reigning supreme as it's running on 50.8% of handsets according to the data.
Android 2.1 Eclair is STILL no small contender. And what do you know, there's still a few Android 1.x devices out there - who the heck are you people, and what do you want with us futuristic accessors?
latest batch of Android platform stats, breaking down the OS versions of devices accessing the Android Market within the two weeks ending December 1 2010. According to the figures, Android 2.2 is now present on 43.4-percent of active devices, with Android 2.1 trailing at 39.6-percent. That flips the balance from the same period one month earlier, where Android 2.1 was the most prevalent version and Froyo lagged behind. [Thanks Si!]
LG has pushed out its Eclair ROM for the LG Optimus GT540. The new firmware takes the GT540 from the Android 1.6 OS it shipped with to Android 2.1, complete with live wallpapers, multiple Google account support and Microsoft Exchange support. There's also Bluetooth 2.1 support, HTML5 in the browser, and the Quick Contacts UI. Full instructions on how to upgrade can be found here.
Motorola CLIQ has finally seen its Android 2.1 Eclair update released. The software - available through Motorola's support site - takes up 40MB of internal phone storage and takes the CLIQ from 1.5 Cupcake to 2.1, complete with MOTOBLUR. We'll be interested to hear how you get on with the update, so let us know in the comments.