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Goodbye Android Froyo 2.2, as the world leaves old mobile OS behind

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Android Froyo 2.2 is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Fewer than 0.1% of people are using the outdated version of Google’s mobile operating system anymore, according to a new report from the tech giant itself.

There is still an incredibly small number of people using Android 2.2, but the stats (direct from Google) suggest Froyo devices that have accessed the Google Play Store in the last week are on the brink of extinction. 

Basically, no-one who is still on Android Froyo is downloading apps or games anymore and are sitting off Google's radar.

It's unlikely we'll ever see the day Android Froyo fully dies - people will always be experimenting with older versions of Android's OS or still using Android 2.2 on older devices as they don't realize how outdated it is.

But from Google's perspective, Froyo is dead.

So long Froyo, thanks for the features

Froyo brought USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot features to Android when it launched in May 2010.

The software was available on phones such as the HTC Desire, Nexus One, Huawei IDEOS, HTC Wildfire and the Motorola Droid X - devices that cemented Android as a credible alternative.

The next release after Froyo, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, is still going strong with 1% of Android devices running the software.

The most popular software remains Android Lollipop with Android 5 taking up 10.1% of devices and 5.1 running on 23.3% of devices.

Android 6 Marshmallow is also popular with 29.6% of devices while Android 4.4 KitKat is on 22.6% of devices. Last year's Android 7 Nougat release still only makes up 0.7% of devices out there.

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.