Android Lollipop overtakes KitKat as largest distributed version

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It’s Android distribution time again and it looks like Lollipop is finally picking up speed. Yep, Lollipop.

Android 5.0 accounts for 16.9 percent of all devices that registered with Google Play Store servers during the first week of the month. Android 5.1 makes up 19.2 percent. Adding 5 and 5.1 equals a 36.1 percent share of the Android pie. For the first time, it’s larger than 4.4 KitKat’s share, registered at 34.3 percent.

VersionCodenameAPIDistribution
2.2Froyo80.1%
2.3.3-2.3.7Gingerbread102.6%
4.03-4.0.4Ice Cream Sandwich152.3%
4.1.xJelly Bean168.1%
4.2.x1711.0%
4.3.x183.2%
4.4KitKat1916.9%
5.0Lollipop2116.9%
5.12219.2%
6.0Marshmallow232.3%

Amazingly, Marshmallow has as much of the Android as Ice Cream Sandwich does at 2.3 percent. It’s steady growth for number six, but slow growth.

Source: Android Developers
Via: Android Police

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.