Google plans to eradicate platform fragmention for its Android mobile OS are bearing fruit as its latest iteration has quickly become the most popular.
Android 2.2, which brings a number of speed and performance enhancements, was only launched in August, but is now present on nearly half of all Android phones; 43.4% to be exact.
Few' platforms, mo' money
What this means is that it's slightly easier for developers to make applications that work across all devices - four is still too many, but reduces the time needed to allow cross-platform interoperability.
Of course, with Android 2.3 on the horizon in the shape of Gingerbread, and Honeycomb not too far behind, this could all be ruined soon...