Google has published its latest breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data were collected during a seven-day period ending on January 4, and they show sizeable gains for Lollipop, but very little movement on the Marshmallow front.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow was formally announced on September 29, and its rollout began a week later on October 5. However, three months later, its only made its way to 0.7% of devices - an increase of just 0.2% compared with last month. Meanwhile, the newest Android 6.0.1 builds have already begun rolling out, albeit to just a tiny handful of devices.
|Version||Codename||API||Last month||This month||Change|
|2.3.3 - 2.3.7||Gingerbread||10||3.4%||3.0%||-0.4%|
|4.0.3 - 4.0.4||Ice Cream Sandwich||15||2.9%||2.7%||-0.2%|
Lollipop saw the biggest gains over the last month, more than a year after Android 5.0 was first released. The number of active devices running version 5.0 increased by 0.6% month-on-month, while Android 5.1 - which was released eleventh months ago - saw a much larger increase of 2.5%, giving a combined total for Lollipop of 32.6%.
But despite a modest decrease of 0.5% since December, version 4.4 KitKat still has the largest piece of the pie; now over two years old, its installed on 36.1% of active Android devices.
Source: Android Developers