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Android 5.1 and 5.0 now make up 23.5 percent of active Android smartphones

Android 5.1 and 5.0 now make up 23.5 percent of active Android smartphones
Android 5.1 and 5.0 now make up 23.5 percent of active Android smartphones
Almost 1 in 4 Android smartphones that have recently accessed the Play Store are running Lollipop.

Marshmallow may have just been announced, but Lollipop is still gaining in popularity according to the latest data from Google Dashboard. The data was collected from users who have visited the Play Market at least once over a 7-day period from September 28 to October 5.

Android 5.0 and 5.1 collectively make up 23.5 percent of all Android devices compared to 21 percent one month earlier. Interestingly, Android 5.0 actually fell from 15.9 percent to 15.6 percent, but Android 5.1 increased quite significantly from 5.1 percent to 7.9 percent during the same period.

Android 4.4 KitKat remains the dominant Android version at 38.9 percent of all devices, which is down slightly from 39.2 percent a month earlier. Jelly Bean has also slipped from 31.8 percent to 30.2 percent. 11.4 percent, 14.5 percent, and 4.3 percent of users are still using Android 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and 4.3.x, respectively.

Further down the line is Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, which continues to slowly decline in popularity at just 3.4 compared to 3.7 percent the previous month. Gingerbread has fallen from 4.1 percent to 3.8 percent and Froyo comes last at just one-fifth of one percent.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10- 8 (Update: 2015-10- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.