It’s the start of the month, and as always, Google posted the Android usage statistics on their developers website, revealing the percentage of devices running different versions of Android.
In the latest report, Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on a mere 3.3 percent of Android devices out in the wild, which isn’t a big jump.
It’s not a big jump from last month, but the number of devices have doubled — it was running on 1.6 percent devices last month. Android KitKat appears to be the leading version of the Android operating system, running on 40.9 percent of devices, rising from 39.7 percent a month ago.
Android Jelly Bean saw a small decline in the latest figures, running on almost 42.6 percent of the total Android devices out in the wild. It makes sense for it to drop as most OEMs are releasing their budget-friendly devices with Android 4.4 Kitkat as its operating system.
As far as the older versions are concerned, there are still devices running the good old Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, 5.9 and 6.9 percent respectively. They both declined as well slightly when compared to last month.
The most recent flagship devices are being launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but I don’t think they are going to make a significant impact on the numbers compared to budget-friendly devices.
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