Android Distribution Updated for September 2015 – Lollipop on 21% of Devices

Google updates its Android distribution numbers for September 2015 this morning, showing a jump for Lollipop (Android 5.0+) from 18.1% to 21%. While no where near 50% or a number that would make Apple and Tim Cook angry, we are closing in on the quarter mark. Hey, it’s something!

As for the rest of the Android versions, KitKat sits at 39.2%, Jelly Bean 31.8%, Ice Cream Sandwich 3.7%, Gingerbread 4.1%, and Froyo 0.2%.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for August 2015, Lollipop Jumps to 18%

Google took the month of July off, but today, went ahead and updated the Android OS distribution numbers for August.

In the two months since they last updated, Lollipop has seen a sizable jump from 11.6% to over 18%. Other than that, there hasn’t been much movement. KitKat barely moved up to 39.3% (from 39.2%), while Jelly Bean (37.4% to 33.6%), Ice Cream Sandwich (5.1% to 4.1%), and Gingerbread (5.6% to 4.6%) all dropped.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for May 2015 – Lollipop Running on Nearly 10% of Devices

The monthly Android Distribution numbers have been updated for the month of May, this time showing a nice chunk of growth for Lollipop. Last month, Lollipop grew to a little over 5% of all devices, but in just a month, it is now nearly at 10%. Keep in mind, as more and more devices are released in 2015 that run Lollipop out of the box, that will help the build’s growth.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for February 2015 – Lollipop Makes First Appearance at 1.6%

The Android platform distribution was updated this morning for the month of February with Kit Kat (Android 4.4) still holding the majority of usage at 39.7%, up from 39.1% the previous month. A newcomer is also present on this month’s page, that being Android 5.0 Lollipop. While still being rather new to the party, it currently sits at 1.6% of users.  (more…)

Android Distribution Updated for January 2015 – Kit Kat Jumps to 39%

The Android platform distribution were updated this morning for the first time in 2015 with Kit Kat (Android 4.4) showing a nice jump from 33.9% in the previous month to 39.1%. The rest of the versions of Android all dropped, just like they have been for months. Jelly Bean is down to 46% (from 48.7%), Ice Cream Sandwich to 6.7%, and Gingerbread to 7.8%.  (more…)