Updated Android Distribution Numbers show Lollipop running on nearly 10% devices

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 5 May 2015

Android Distribution Numbers for May

Google today updated its monthly Android Distribution numbers for May. The data shows that the latest version of Android — Lollipop — is now running on 9.7 percent of Android devices out there.

This is a pretty hefty growth of 4.3 percent from April thanks largely due to the release of new flagships like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 running Lollipop.

Android 4.4 KitKat remains the most popular version of Android and is running on 39.8 percent of Android devices out there, registering a slight drop from the 41.4 percent it had in April.

All previous versions of Android, including Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, dropped by a few percentage as well, while Gingerbread and FroYo clung on to 5.7 percent devices.

The above data was collected by Google over a period of 7-days ending on May 4, 2015.

With the launch of the LG G4 and the Galaxy S6 going on sale in more countries, Lollipop will continue growing for the next few months at a steep rate.

Is your device already running Lollipop or are you still stuck on KitKat?

[Via Android]