At the beginning of every month, Google releases the latest Android distribution numbers that show us which Android versions are popular and which aren’t. These numbers are very important for developers as they want to create apps that will target most Android users.
The latest figures were collected for a 7-day period ending on May 4, 2015 and they show very interesting changes in the platform. The first major change is in the percentage of devices running the latest Android version, Lollipop. Currently, 9% of all Android devices are running on Android 5.0 Lollipop while 0.7% are running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Last month, only 5% of all devices were running on Android 5.0 with only 0.4% running Android 5.1.
Android Jelly Ben and all its flavours have not seen any significant changes in the last one month. Jelly Bean can be found in 39.2% of all devices. Android KitKat usage on the other hand has dropped from 41.4% last month to 39.8% this month.
Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich is currently available in 5.3% of all devices. It seems that these old Android versions have refused to die as Android 2.3 Gingerbread is also around and has 5.7% Android market share.