Latest Figures Show Android Lollipop Distribution Climbs To 21%

Every month, data comes in which helps us all better understand the current mobile and Android OS landscape. While a number of these reports come from third-party data crunching companies, typically speaking, Android developers also provide us with a monthly breakdown of the Android OS distribution. The last report came through back in the first week of August and highlighted Lollipop's continued climbing of the ranks. Now, right on cue, the current report is coming in and revealing much the same as last month. As per usual, the figures offered are based on a seven-day period and on this occasion refer to the seven-day period ending on September 7th. As such, this is the latest figures on how Android currently breaks down.

In terms of the figures, the big headline aspect is always how Lollipop is doing? On that note, Android 5.x (Lollipop) saw its adoption rate grow to 21-percent dead on. In truth, this is not a massive increase on the figures which were noted back in August and seem to show the adoption rate beginning to slow down to a more natural level. In August, the rate for Lollipop hit 18.1-percent and as such, has grown a fraction under 3-percent in the last month. In terms of the breakdown, this equates to 15.9-percent of devices running on Android 5.0 and 5.1-percent running on the newer Android 5.1.

Moving on to the other versions of Android, and KitKat (Android 4.4) has seen its adoption drop down to 39.2-percent. Which in reality, is only a very minor change compared to last month when the figure for KitKat was noted as 39.3-percent. Essentially, KitKat has maintained its level of adoption with almost no change over the month. Moving on, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) figure comes in at 31.8-percent, which is a drop from last month's 33.7-percent level, while Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3-4.0.4) comes in at 3.7-percent which again is a drop from last month's 4.1-percent. While Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3-2.3.7) also sees a drop from August's 4.6-percent down to the current 4.1-percent. Last but not least, Froyo (Android 2.2) also sees a slight drop down from 0.3-percent to its current 0.2-percent marker.


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