CyanogenMod users can once again opt-out of the stats gathering. The data is collected towards the appropriately named CMStats and as of today -- CM users now have the option to opt-in, or opt-out of the information gathering. It seems the return of the opt-out feature comes due to an slight uproar within the CyanogenMod user base. The ability to opt-out is nice, however we suspect the folks at CyanogenMod have good intentions when it comes to the data they collect.
Android platform distribution charts, and Android 2.2 Froyo continues to dominate on devices in the wild, on 57.6-percent of handsets. Compiled from which devices have accessed the Android Market in the past 14 days (up until February 2 2011), it also shows that sub-2.1 versions of Android have almost dropped beneath the 10-percent mark. At the other extreme, Android 2.3 Gingerbread has the smallest percentage of all, with just 0.8-percent distribution, since right now it's only officially available on the Nexus S.
Apple's jump from 1.9 million tablets in quarter three to 7.3 million in quarter four, all of this in 2010. Android held 22 percent of the global market in tablets the fourth quarter of 2010, up from 2.3 percent the quarter before.
ChangeWave research report, usage and overall consumer outlook towards Google’s mobile operating system has skyrocketed over the last three months. As of December 2009, the research firm's survey shows that 4% of all users now have smartphones running some version of Google’s Android OS. That's a whopping increase of 200% since the previous survey released in September.
Admob Mobile Metrics, a mobile advertising marketplace. The use of Android as the preferred operating system for mobile devices is up!