Every month, Google issues Android distribution figures revealing the number of devices that are running its versions of Android. And just like last month, this month’s figures too reveal that the latest version of Android (Android 5.0+) is on the rise. However, Android 4.4 KitKat is still the most widely used version of Android today with a marketshare of 41.4% while Android 5.0+ is at a steady 5.4%, including the 0.4% of Android 5.1.
Interestingly, KitKat has overtaken Jelly Bean for the first time to clinch the top spot. Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 collectively make up 40.7% of the pie, thus taking the second spot in the list. Android 2.3 Gingerbread has a marketshare of 6.4% while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is seen on 5.7% of the devices.
It’s good to see that Android 5.0 is on the rise while KitKat is steady as well, which is acceptable for a recent version of Android. But all things considered, it’s quite clear that Google is nowhere close to ridding itself off the ghosts of fragmentation as not a lot of users are on Lollipop yet.
Will that change in the future? Only time will tell.
Source: Android Developer
Via: Android Authority