As it does at the beginning of almost every month, Google today has updated its Android distribution data to reflect a 7-day period ending on August 3rd. It’s been two months since the data was last updated, so some more significant changes have occurred. Most notably, Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop is now installed on 18.1 percent of devices, up from 11.6 percent last time around.
KitKat this time increased ever so slightly from 39.2 percent to 39.3 percent, while Jelly Bean fell from 37.4 percent to 33.7 percent. Ice Cream Sandwich continued its decline, going from 5.1 percent to 4.1 percent, while Gingerbread also fell by one percent from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent. Froyo is holding on strong with 0.3 percent of usage.
Android distribution data is collected by tracking which versions of Android visit the Google Play Store most often during a 7-day testing period at the end of every month. For this reason, the data does not include information running anything lower than Android 2.2, as they do not support the latest Play Store app.
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