Google has this morning released their monthly report showing developers the current state of Android distribution, based on devices visiting the Play store in the 7 days leading up to August 3rd. The figures of course help developers target versions of the OS for apps, but give us a broader idea of where Google Android is currently at.
The big news is the climb of Lollipop, which when combining Android 5.0.x and 5.1.x tallies to 18.1%, nearing nearly 1/5th coverage of Android devices. The increase of nearly 4% on Android 5.0.x and 1.8% on Android 5.1.x is at the cost of nearly all the other versions of Android which for the most part declined in share, remained grudginly the same (Froyo) or gained a mere 0.1% (KitKat).
The once juggernaut that was Gingerbread, which once reigned over half of all Android devices running Google services is now down to under 5% – but it seems based on Froyo that we may be seeing it for a while to come.
For your convenience, the figure comparison from last month to this month:
|Android 2.2 (Froyo)||0.3%||0.3%|
|Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)||5.6%||4.6%|
|Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)||5.1%||4.1%|
|Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)||14.7%||13.0%|
|Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)||17.5%||15.9%|
|Android 4.3 (JellyBean)||5.2%||4.7%|
|Android 4.4 (KitKat)||39.2%||39.3%|
|Android 5.0 (Lollipop)||11.6%||15.5%|
|Android 5.1 (Lollipop)||0.8%||2.6%|