Google updates Android Distribution Numbers for Sept 2015


In a graphic that Tim Cook is sure to use at tomorrow’s Apple event, Google displayed the current Android distribution numbers as of September 2015. Lollipop did show a slight jump from 18.% to 21%, but this is still a small percentage of devices running the latest and greatest from Google. Kit Kat currently leads the pack with 39.2% of the devices running the last Android release. Unfortunately, we are only a month away from the release of Marshmallow, so the majority of users will be two releases behind at that point. Apple often likes to point out that Android users are often running outdated software, whereas the majority of iOS users are running the latest version. I suspect Google just gave Apple one of their slides for tomorrow’s event, but we shall see. Does it bother you that Android is so fragmented? Or is that the price we pay for (mostly) open source? Hit me with your thoughts in the comments.

via: Android Developers Blog

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"