Looks like the latest version of the Android OS - Android 2.2 Froyo - is finally catching up among users! A pie chart has been released by Google that shows the number of Android devices that have accessed Android Market within a 14-day period ending on the data collection date noted below. You can clearly see that Android 2.2 occupies over 1/4 th of the Pie Chart.
Most of the Android phones still use the Android 2.1 Eclair version of this OS. This happens mainly because of the fact that manufacturers take time to release latest Android upgrades for respective devices. And this sudden increase in the usage of Android 2.2 Froyo is mainly because of the fact that many manufacturers have released the 2.2 froyo upgrade for their devices, including the Verizon Droid.
We all know that with new upgrades come new features on these operating systems, and we all love them! However let us not forget the fact that upgrades will have newer features which will definitely increase memory and system requirements for your phone. I am currently using a HTC Wildfire with Android 2.1 on it. The device has 384MB of RAM. With just Opera, GMail and Google Talk open, I get sluggish response from the device while making and receiving calls.
They say, with upgrades your device becomes memory optimsed , but the fact is upgrades bring in cool new features too which again tends to consume RAM (System Memory) on being used 🙂 However, Mobile Devices are nowadays getting processors that clock up to 2GHz so with all this happening, even mobile hardware will not be a problem for running your favourite mobile apps, seamlessly, any more!