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Latest Android distribution a healthy Lollipop at 18.1%

After mysteriously skipping a month, Google has finally released the figures for the distribution of Android versions across the market. Considering it practically covers the period from June 1 all the way to August 3, it's not surprising to see some rather significant jumps in the numbers. It is encouraging to see that Android Lollipop now totals slightly more than 18 percent, demonstrating the strong adoption of the latest Android release. At the same time, downward trends in other version inspire hope in an eventual consolidation of the fragment Android scene.

Trends continue in latest Android Distribution chart

Google has just released the figures for Android's spread as of June 1 this year and it's business as usual in our part of the mobile world. No hidden surprises and no great changes either. But that does mean that Android Lollipop, both 5.0 and 5.1, continue their positive growth while everything else goes down. Android 4.4 KitKat retains its crown as the most used version, continuing to hold down the Jelly Bean triplets. And Froyo still refuses to give up the ghost while Gingerbread continue down the slope.

Android Community Weekly Digest: May 10, 2015

The past days were definitely for the history books, with some rather controversial news. T-Mobile goes after Verizon. The HTC One M9 fails to bring in the cash. Google's Project Fi messing with Google Voice. And Cyanogen, Inc. might start looking a bit like the bad guy. Of course, it's not all bad news, as Android Lollipop jumps to almost 10 percent last month. And the LG Watch Urbane turns out to be a repair-friendly wearable. All of these in your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from May 4 to May 10, 2015.

Android distribution for May shows Lollipop at almost 10%

Things seem to be looking up once again for the latest Android version. After a slight slowdown in the past month, Android Lollipop, which now covers 5.0 as well as 5.1, nearly doubles its numbers, cumulatively reaching almost 10 percent of the Android pie. This is definitely a good sign not only of adoption but also of helping reduce the extremely diverse Android versions in the market. That said, the major "shareholders", Jelly Bean and KitKat still hold sway, but they are all going down as well.

Things are moving slowly in the monthly Android Distribution

Things seems to have slowed to almost a standstill in the Android world, at least as far as version adoption is concerned. After an initial growth burst for Android 5.0 Lollipop, things seem to be business as usual, with OEMs getting some of their devices up to date on the more recent Android versions. There are, however, some that seem unwilling to give up the ghost and to go silently into the 0.1 percent night of the Android Distribution chart, lingering around as long as they can.

Android Lollipop catches up in latest distribution chart

We complained before how long it took for Android 5.0 to make it to Google's Android Distribution chart. But ever since it landed last month, it seems to be making strides. As of March 2, 2015, just at the beginning of MWC 2015, Android 5.0 Lollipop has climbed up to 3.3 percent of the pie. While still an extremely small number, it's already twice than it's number last month. If this is the start of a trend, Lollipop may very well quickly rise up to take a larger portion in the months to come.

Android 5.0 finally reaches the Android Distribution chart

It was a long time coming, but finally it's here. Google's sweet Lollipop has finally reached enough numbers to qualify for inclusion in the Android Distribution chart as of February 2. This marks the version's stronger push in the market. The question now is how fast will the adoption be, given Android 5.0 is already experiencing a few technical difficulties in rolling out to devices, even among Google's own Nexus ranks.

Android distribution for January is still missing a Lollipop

Google has just released its monthly chart for Android coverage and most of it is what you'd expect, with older versions shrinking and latter ones getting stronger. What is somewhat surprising, though just a wee bit expected, is that Android 5.0 Lollipop is still missing from the picture, hinting at the rather slow adoption of the latest Android version, despite Google's more aggressive push in order to combat that notorious image fragmentation that has beset the platform.

Android Distribution for November: business as usual

You might have noticed that Google didn't release any figures for Android's spread last October. Perhaps it was due to the busy-ness of getting Android 5.0 and the new Nexus devices out the door. Or perhaps there is some more nefarious reason. Whatever those were, this month's numbers are up and, unsurprisingly, KitKat continues to rise while others continue to fall. Surprisingly, Android 4.2 seems to be unwilling to give up its hold in the market just yet.
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