As per Google’s recently released distribution numbers for various versions of Android, Lollipop has reached 34.1 percent, up from the 32.6 percent in January this year. It is also interesting to see that Marshmallow has jumped to 1.2 percent from 0.7 percent.
For Lollipop, version 5.0 (API 21) has reached up to 17 percent and version 5.1 (API 22) has reached 17.1 percent. Check the statistics below:
KitKat is still the highest installed distribution of Android sitting at 35.5%. User base of distributions Jelly Bean and onwards hold the major chunk of the total Android environment. These versions total up to 94.7 percent. Ice Cream Sandwich is still is at 2.7 percent and Gingerbread at 3 percent. It is quite interesting to see that Froyo still has a user base of 0.2, which is consistent.
It is vital to understand that the growth rate of Android is low since Android is far more distributed, with various manufacturers using their own tweaked versions of Android makes it difficult for Google to release an update. It took Lollipop over one and a half year to reach this mark, which is not the case with iOS, whose updates roll down faster than Android.