KitKat dominates the market with almost 40 percent, Lollipop reaches 12 percent
Although Android Jelly Bean can be considered outdated, KitKat's predecessor still powers a lot of devices. The latest Android distribution numbers made public by Google reveal data collected during the 7-day period that ended yesterday. The data has been gathered using the new Google Play Store app, so these statistics only include devices running Android 2.2 and later.
These are the numbers, some of them quite surprising:
- Android 2.2 Froyo - 0.3 percent
- Android 2.3.x Gingerbread - 5.6 percent
- Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich - 5.1 percent
- Android 4.1.x-4.3 Jelly Bean - 37.4 percent
- Android 4.4 KitKat - 39.2 percent
- Android 5.x Lollipop - 12.4 percent
Google also revealed statistics concerning screen sizes/densities and the Open GL version supported by devices connecting to Google Play Store. Here, the dominant devices have screens around 4 inches in size (83.3 percent) with an average density of 240 ppi (39.9 percent), while Open GL version 2.0 scores 63 percent, followed by version 3.0, with 35 percent.