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September 8, 2015

Android distribution numbers for September show more growth for Lollipop

by John_A


Each month, Google organizes the distribution of Android into a very simple pie chart. The data shows which the versions of Android that are still active on device’s today. On Monday, Google finished collecting data for September 2015. Things are how you’d expect them to be: Lollipop is still growing while KitKat is the most popular version of Android.


Despite being released in 2012 and 2013, respectively, Jelly Bean (31.8%) and KitKat (39.2%) remain at the forefront of Android distribution (71% combined). Lollipop, which debuted in late 2014, has grown a few percentage points to 21%. Companies are getting on top of updating their devices at a better pace, but it seems that the many low-end and mid-range devices with KitKat are weighing down better growth for Lollipop.

And it wouldn’t be a proper reporting of Android distribution numbers without mentioning that Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich are still clinging on to a minor 8% combined.

Next month could be the first time we see Android 6.0 Marshmallow appear on the pie chart.

Source: Android Developers

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