Android's fragmentation has always been the most controversial point in Google's operating system. The latest data released by the company show that Lollipop's market share is still low, and the situation worsens even further when this number is split between system versions. Check out the latest Android distribution numbers below.
In February, we posted here on AndroidPIT that Lollipop's market share was around 1.6%. Currently, the latest stable version of the system occupies 15.9% of devices in version 5.0, and 5.1% share for version 5.1. In a quick panorama we can see that Lollipop has evolved considerably in the last 6 months, however, when we look at previous versions of the system this reality looks a little different.
Jelly Ben (31.8%) is the second most used version of the system, while KitKat 4.4 still dominates the market, with 39.2% share. We can't measure the exact amount of active Android devices worldwide, however, we can imagine that the portion that represents Lollipop is primarily comprised of newer tops and few intermediates that were released between late 2014 and 2015. Check out the graphic released by Google:
|Ice cream sandwich||3.7%|
The launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to happen later this month, followed by the official announcement of the new Nexus line devices manufactured by LG and Huawei. The arrival of the new version can make things even more difficult for Lollipop, especially if Marshmallow has a higher acceptance from manufacturers who in turn can take their KitKat or Lollipop 5.0 devices directly to 6.0, as it should. happen to the LG G3 and G4, according to the latest rumors.
And, can Lollipop overtake KitKat before Marshmallow?
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