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In an encouraging sign for Google's Android platform, new statistics reveal that the vast majority -- over 90 percent -- of Android devices accessing the Android Market are rocking version 2.1 of the open source OS or later. Of those, Android 2.2 (Froyo) sits on top with a dominant 61.3 percent share, compared to 29 percent of Android devices running 2.1, and under 8 percent kicking it old school with version 1.5 or 1.6.
The market share figures represent data collected by Android Developers during two weeks ending on March 15, 2011. It takes into account all Android devices, including both handsets and tablets, and presumably hacked devices running modded versions of Android, so long as they've connected to the Android Market.
Gingerbread (Android 2.3 and 2.3.3), which shipped with the Nexus S, accounts for a 1.7 percent share, while Honeycomb (Android 3.0) was only able to carve out a 0.2 percent share in the past two weeks. That will change as Motorola's Xoom lands in more hands and other Honeycomb tablets get released.