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