In the latest stats that show the breakdown of how many people are using different versions of Android, you may be surprised to know that Android 1.5 is still the most prevalent. According to the statistics, 37.2% are running Android 1.5, with Android 2.1 in second place at 32.4%. Android 1.6 isn’t far behind at 29.6%.
What the numbers do highlight is that fragmentation in the Android ecosystem is a big issue. Most of those running Android 1.5 are us HTC Hero owners, whilst Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and HTC Magic users make up those on Android 1.6. The lucky ones running Android 2.1 are those with HTC Desire, HTC Legend or Nexus One handsets.
Let’s just hope Google finds a way around this fragmentation issue so that in the future, there isn’t half the people running Android who can’t access the latest apps (like the official Twitter app).