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Android versions - what are you using?

 
William Brogden
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Just in the short time I have been trying to keep up with Android we have gone through a number of versions.

I think the first I installed was 1.5, then we got 1.6, then 2.1 and now 2.2 is supposed to be available and will show up on products later this year.

I am curious to learn which versions people doing actual development are using?

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My Milestone (a.k.a. Droid) runs 2.1, and is supposed to get 2.2 later this month. But for my public apps I'm targeting 1.5, since many folks still run it (or 1.6) and won't ever be able to upgrade to 2.x.

A friend of mine just got a brand-new 1.6 phone (which he won't be able to upgrade due to memory limitations) - so it's not just last year's phone that run 1.x.
 
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Recently some more information about the next release ("Gingerbread" in Q4 2010) became available. Apparently it's a bigger update than originally planned (labeled Android 3.0 instead of 2.3), and it's supposed to leave most of today's handsets behind (certainly all the ones released in 2009). Given that, 2.x will need to be supported for quite a while after 3.0 is released.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:My Milestone (a.k.a. Droid) runs 2.1, and is supposed to get 2.2 later this month. But for my public apps I'm targeting 1.5, since many folks still run it (or 1.6) and won't ever be able to upgrade to 2.x.

A friend of mine just got a brand-new 1.6 phone (which he won't be able to upgrade due to memory limitations) - so it's not just last year's phone that run 1.x.

+1

Presently, 1.5 covers most if not all of the Android devices(at least it is available for all of them).
2.0 covers all the newer ones. More than 50% of them run Android 2.1.
 
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