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 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%|