Android 2.1+ Base Jumps To 70%

Eric Zeman at InformationWeek:

Rounding out the numbers, 17.5% of Android users are running 1.6 Donut, and 12.0% are running 1.5 Cupcake. Those numbers are down from 20.3% and 15.3%, respectively. Interestingly, Google makes no mention of Android 1.1 or 1.0. Does that mean no one is using the old and creaky versions of Android? I surely hope that’s the case.

It is good to see that the vast majority – 70% – of all Android devices are running Android 2.1 or Android 2.2. Both include a large number of new features and capabilities that 1.6 and 1.5 lack.

But with devices still shipping with 1.x can we really drop 1.x support?