It is the month of May which also means that it’s time to look at the Android distribution figures. Now if you remember, last month we reported that Android 5.x Lollipop’s distribution was sitting at the 5.4% mark which we have to say wasn’t particularly impressive. However it means that those numbers have since jumped and in the process nearly doubled.
According to the latest numbers found on the Android website, Android Lollipop’s distribution is at 9.7% which like we said, is almost double that of last month’s figures. Granted this isn’t exactly the same 80% mark that iOS enjoys, but for the numbers to almost double in a month is pretty impressive. Assuming they keep this up, we could be looking at some pretty high numbers before the next major Android build is released.
In the process of Android 5.x Lollipop increasing, other Android versions has seen a slight dip. Android 4.4 KitKat has dropped to 39.8% from 41.4%. Android Jelly Bean has also seen a drop albeit a rather small one from 40.7% last month to just 40.2% this month. Older Android builds like Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread, and Froyo have all seen decreases in distribution as well.
We’re not sure what’s with the spike in Android 5.x Lollipop installs, but given that the handset has seen such high demand, perhaps that could be one of the contributing factors.