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KitKat dominates the market with almost 40 percent, Lollipop reaches 12 percent

Android KitKat still controls almost half of the entire Android market share
Android versions market share
During the last week of May, KitKat devices accounted for 39.2 percent of the entire Android market, followed by Jelly Bean, with 37.4 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Although Android Jelly Bean can be considered outdated, KitKat's predecessor still powers a lot of devices.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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-06- 2 (Update: 2015-06- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.