For those that like to keep tabs on Android’s distribution, the Android Developers blog is more than happy to oblige by offering regular updates on that front. To help encapsulate the trend of Lollipop’s adoption, Google’s latest distribution numbers show Android 5.0 and 5.1′s steady growth.
The latest results show devices that checked into the Google Play Store over the 7-day period ending on September 7. With that in mind, both Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 saw increases in their percentage numbers, with the former at 15.9% and the latter positioned now at 5.1 percent. Compare that to the 15.5% that Android 5.0 registered on in August, and the 2.6 percent that Android 5.1 was tracking in the same month, Android’s latest version saw the biggest bump in a month’s time.
Android 4.4 KitKat is now registering on 39.2 percent of devices checking into the Play Store, which means that’s actually down from the 39.3% that KitKat pulled in during the month of August. Meanwhile, Android 4.1 through Android 4.3 Jelly Bean came in at 31.8%, which is down from the 33.6% the Android Developers blog showed in August.
As should be expected, the percentages drop quite a bit from then on. Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is now on 3.7% of devices, while Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread is now on 4.1% of devices. Finally, the last version that the Android Developers blog is tracking is Android 2.2, Froyo, which is now only on 0.2% of devices.
While the majority of devices are still running Android 4.4, it’s at least good to see that Android 5.1 is seeing a rising number of devices registered with its software.
Which version of Android are you running on your daily driver?