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Android distribution figures released – Lollipop climbs to 5.4% market share with some help

March 2015 Android Distribution
Google has released the distribution numbers for the Android platform for the past 7 days leading up to April 6, 2015 and the news for Lollipop looks to be fairly good, with a steady increase in market share.

There’s been an increase in devices running Android 5.0 and upwards, with Google adding numbers for Android 5.1 to the table – the combined total of which adds up to 5.4%. Lollipop saw an increase thanks in part to devices such as the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6/S6 Edge beginning to launch globally, but the devices running 5.1 are still but a miniscule blip at 0.4%.

The rest of the data shows that KitKat is still growing, while everything else has begun declining in market share – except Froyo, which may be around for ever at this stage.

For your convenience, here’s the comparison of the current stats to last months.

Android Version February March
Android 2.2 (Froyo) 0.4% 0.4%
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 6.9% 6.4%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 5.9% 5.7%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean) 17.3% 16.5%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean) 19,4% 18.6%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean) 5.9% 5.6%
Android 4.4 (KitKat) 40.9% 41.4%
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 3.3% 5.0%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop) N/A% 0.4%
 

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Duncan_J
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Come on lollipop

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Still can’t beleive Froyo and Gingerbread aren’t dead yet. Who is using these things?!

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