Android distribution numbers show little changes for Q4 of 2015

Android distribution numbers for Q4 of 2015 are here, and some changes can be spotted already! The updates inside the Android ecosystem are small but expected, considering the launch of Marshmallow and its slightly increasing influence. Marshmallow sits now on 0.5% of Android devices while Android Lollipop is closing in on KitKat at 29.5% of the market. KitKat is still king of the Android world, owning 36.6% of devices. Jelly Bean has seen a drop from 29 to 26.9% of the market and Ice Cream Sandwich is down to 2.9% from 3.3%. Gingerbread (3.4%) and Froyo (0.2%) are still on positions but will soon be phased out. If you want to see more about the Android OS development and version numbers, you can check out the source link below. Source: DroidLife via Android Developers

Android OS distribution numbers show massive Lollipop distribution

Android OS distribution numbers are out and it appears that Lollipop is becoming more and more popular among Android users. Google finally released its files and the results are as expected. Android 6.0 Marshmallow just got on the market and is not on these spreadsheets, but Lollipop still remains the star of the show, at least for now.     Lollipop owns 23.5 percent of the market right now, and it comprises versions 5.0 and 5.1 as well. This OS version had the fastest and steadiest growth of all updates by managing to double its numbers every other month or so. Every other OS is slowly and steadily going down at the moment, even Android 4.3 KitKat, whose decline started in May. It is still holding its ground and top position in the Android OS game with 38.9 percent of the pie charts.   Jelly Bean is still holding strong on its three versions, collectively owning 30 percent of the market. The oldest Android OS version that just doesn’t seem to quit yet is 2.2 Froyo, who still owns 0.2 percent of the market. These are definitely its final days on the planet though.   Come next quarter revelations, a new player will be added to that list. It will be Marshmallow, or Android 6.0. We will have to see if its adoption will be as rapid as Lollipop’s. Since the overall response from manufacturers when it comes to the new Android OS version was slow, it may take a while for the market to […]