Every month, Google releases Android distribution numbers that give us an idea of which versions of Android are rising and falling. For October, a rise came in Android Lollipop, with versions 5.0 and 5.1 scooping up nearly a quarter of the Android market at 23.5%, up from 21% in September. Android 4.4 KitKat remains as the largest version at 38.9%, though this number is slightly down from September’s number of 39.2%.
Jelly Bean takes second place at 30.2%, down from September. All other version of Android continued to fall, even if only slightly, with the exception of Android 2.2 Froyo, which is hanging steady at 0.2%. It’s good to see that Lollipop covers nearly a quarter of all Android devices and continues to take some of the share from older versions. Stay tuned for November’s Android distribution numbers, which should bring in the first inclusion of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as it begins rolling out this week.