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January's Android platform distribution numbers are in, Lollipop nowhere to be found
Google has just released their updated Android platform distribution numbers for the month, and the numbers are yielding some pretty interesting results so far. KitKat is still on most Android devices, showing 39.1% of all Android users on 4.4 to 4.4.4. If you recall last month’s data, KitKat has jumped up 5.2% from 33.9%. Jelly Bean is down to an even 46%, a 2.7% decrease from 48.7%. Ice Cream Sandwich is down to 6.7%, Gingerbread is still going strong with 7.8%, and last but not least, Froyo still refuses to die with .4%.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is still nowhere to be found on the distribution charts, which means it hasn’t even hit .1% yet. If you think about it, these numbers absolutely make sense. Aside from Nexus and Motorola devices, we’ve heard a lot of promises from OEMs that Lollipop will arrive soon, but we haven’t actually seen too many devices get the update quite yet.
All in all, these numbers are moving in the right direction. KitKat is still a great version of Android, even though it’s lacking the huge Material Design visual overhaul Google add in with Lollipop. For versions like Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3.3-2.3.7 Gingerbread, we’re basically just waiting for those devices to die to see any real move in numbers from month-to-month, since the older devices definitely won’t see an update from here on out. Let’s hope next month’s numbers keep improving!