Google has just released an update to the Android distribution numbers, giving us a good look at how many active mobile devices are running each version of Android. Currently, 21 percent of all Android devices are running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher, which is a 2.9-percent increase over last month’s numbers.
As for the other numbers, 39.2 percent of Android devices are running 4.4 KitKat, which is only a .1-percent decrease from last month. Jelly Bean currently resides on 31.8 percent of all devices, down from 33.6 percent from last month. Ice Cream Sandwich has also seen a .4-percent decrease from last month, now sitting at just 3.7 percent. Gingerbread is still holding on at 4.1 percent of all device (down from 4.6 percent in August), and yes, Froyo is still installed on some Android devices as well. It’s only at .2 percent (down from .3 from last month), so we should see it drop off the distribution numbers chart sometime relatively soon. Any Android versions with less than .1 percent distribution are not shown.
It’s certainly great to see Lollipop becoming more widely adopted throughout the Android ecosystem as we near the official launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.