It was just in September that we heard how the Lollipop update of the Android mobile operating system has passed the 20% mark where Google’s Android distribution chart is concerned. In other words, from the beginning of September onward, 21% of all active Android devices had at least one of the two versions known as Lollipop up and running in their respective devices.
What happens when we fast forward time by a month? Well, it seems that the market share of Android 5.x Lollipop continues to be on the ascent, although it is not all that rapid or super impressive, it still does make some sort of headway. In the recently published chart for the beginning of October, Google has revealed to all and sundry that 23.5% of all active Android devices happen to run on Android 5.x Lollipop at the moment, now how about that for progress?
Since this happens to be a zero sum game, then KitKat would be the ‘victim’ here, dropping a wee bit to 38.9% from 39.2% in the previous last month. As for the trio of Jelly Bean iterations combined, they now hold a 30.2% market share, down from 31.8%. Ice Cream Sandwich will see a drop to 3.4% from 3.7%, while Gingerbread goes to 3.8% from 4.1%. Strangely enough, Froyo remains the same at 0.2% of installs.