Since Android 6.0 Marshmallow is not available for the public, Android Lollipop is the most recent version out there. Android Lollipop has been around for a while and it seems that it’s gaining some market share.
In the recent statistics released by Google, Android Lollipop is currently installed in over 21% of an Android devices. These include both Android 5.0 and Android 5.1. These latest stats represent a slight jump from 18% last month. With over 20% of installs, it is correct to say that one out of every five Android devices are running on Lollipop. This rise is not necessarily because of people updating to the latest version but rather because of the new devices that come into the market.
Have a look at the Android distribution numbers below.
On the other hand, Android KitKat is still leading with 39.2% market share. This is not bad at all but if some of those with Android KitKat devices update to lollipop, then we might see some changes. Following KitKat closely is Android Jelly Bean which has a 31.8% market share
Gingerbread is still around and is installed in 4.1% of all devices with Ice Cream Sandwich having 3.7% market share. Android Froyo is also around with 0.2% market share, it’s time those using Froyo update to other versions, don’t you think so?
Lollipop Still Growing
With the introduction of even more devices powered by Android Lollipop the past few weeks, expect its market share to grow significantly the next few months. The growth will also be partly associated with device manufacturers pushing Android Lollipop updates to their devices.