Android Lollipop Now Running on 12.4 Percent of Active Devices: Google

Android Lollipop Now Running on 12.4 Percent of Active Devices: Google
The market share of Google's latest version of Android, Lollipop, has been slowly but steadily increasing since its launch last year. As per the latest numbers from Google, Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 5.1 Lollipop now cumulatively account for 12.4 percent of active Android devices.

Google publishes its Android distribution numbers every month, based on data gathered from the Google Play store app, which supports Android 2.2 and above. For its latest report, lists active devices that checked into Google Play during the seven-day period ending June 1.

As mentioned before, in this period, Google found 12.4 percent of active Android devices ran Android Lollipop, specifically, 11.6 percent ran Android 5.0, while 0.8 percent ran Android 5.1. This is up from 9.7 percent overall (an increase of 2.7 percent) in May, with 9 percent for Android 5.0, and 0.7 percent for Android 5.1.


Devices running Android 4.4.x KitKat registered 39.2 percent share of active devices, a fall of 0.6 percent from the 39.8 percent in May. Android Jelly Bean on the other hand (v4.1.x to v4.3.x) was spotted running on 37.4 percent of active devices, dropping 1.8 percent from 39.2 percent in May. Android 4.1.x is seen on 14.7 percent devices (down from 15.6 percent), Android 4.2.x on 17.5 percent (down from 18.1 percent), and Android 4.3 on 5.2 percent devices (down from 5.5 percent).

Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich, in Google's June latest numbers, registered a share of 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percent from May's 5.3 percent. Android Gingerbread (v 2.3.3-2.3.7) and Android 2.2 Froyo's device distribution shares are 5.6 percent (down 0.1 percent) and 0.1 percent (the same as May) respectively in the report.

The OpenGL version, on the other hand, saw OpenGL 2.0's share drop from 64.1 percent in May to 63.0 percent in June, while OpenGL version 3.0 rose to 35 percent from to 34.5 percent in May. OpenGL version 3.1 registered a share of 2 percent.

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