Android Lollipop Now On 21% of Android Devices

Google has reported that Android Lollipop now makes up 21% of the Android device population that is hitting the Google Play Store which is certainly good news but it still lags behind Android KitKat by a considerable margin.  If you remember back in August I reported that the Android Lollipop figures that Google reported was at 18% so within a month there has been a healthy 3% bump.  This is good as it means that OEMs are getting their updates out and new devices hitting the market are running Lollipop in some form or another.

The news that Android Lollipop is on more devices is also good news for developers as they can take advantage of the APIs that are in Lollipop and more people will be able to utilize them on their devices.  Overall however, it is still lagging behind Android KitKat which is on 39.2% of devices that tapped the Play Store.  That is down .1% over the August report which means that the increase is all but certainly coming from new devices hitting the market.

OnePlus One

OnePlus One with Android Lollipop

Version Codename API Distribution
2.2 Froyo 8 0.2%
2.3.3 –
Gingerbread 10 4.1%
4.0.3 –
Ice Cream Sandwich 15 3.7%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 12.1%
4.2.x 17 15.2%
4.3 18 4.5%
4.4 KitKat 19 39.2%
5.0 Lollipop 21 15.9%
5.1 22 5.1%

Combined, Android KitKat and Android Lollipop account for just over 60% of the install base which is outstanding news given that there is always the undertow of fragmentation always on the Android ocean.

You can read the full report on the Google Developer Site.

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