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Android distribution numbers for November see Jelly Bean making gains

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.

Newest Android OS Stats Reveal Gingerbread High Rise

SO you're in to the whole understanding of how the Android version ecosystem works, are you? Let's have a look at how Google sees it. As their latest findings reveal, devices accessing the Android Market (their gauge for official Android devices) are showing a 14 day trend showing the following: Android 2.3 and 2.3.4 Gingerbread are coming up quick, Android 2.2 Froyo is still highly dominant, and 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?

Android 2.2 overtakes Eclair as most common active version

Google has released its 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 Optimus GT540 gets Android 2.1 update

It's obviously a week for Android 2.1 updates, as 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.

O2’s Galaxy S being treated to Froyo November 15th

It looks as if the O2 version of the Samsung Galaxy S will finally be receiving Android 2.2 this month. In a newsletter leak to AndroidCentral we see that it will be receiving it on the 15th of this month, followed by the Sony Ericsson X10 line getting Android 2.1.

7-Inch Dell Android based Tablet hinted at, Is this the Looking Glass?

Michael Dell, chief executive officer of Dell Inc. has gone and pulled another tablet out of his pocket. This looks to be the rumored Looking Glass which specs leaked long ago with an expected release date of November. The tablet is still expected to run Android 2.1 but not much other details were provided by Dell.

Motorola Tweaks Android Update Timeline… For the worse

If you own a MOTOBLUR device you already realize that your phones potential for updates is dwindling. While Motorola prepares it’s upcoming devices for Android 2.2 and beyond, Cliq, Cliq XT, and Backflip owners are waiting on a 2.1 update that may never even come to release.

HTC Hero Finally Getting Updated to Android 2.1

The moment that Europe have been waiting for has finally arrived. HTC Hero has been on Android 1.5 (Cupcake) since last year but today time for HTC Hero to evolve. HTC is releasing the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for HTC Hero. What an exciting news for you all!
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