We’re now not positive why Google skipped July, however they’ve in spite of everything up to date their platform distribution numbers for the month of August. Better past due than by no means, we think. For the ones unaware, those are Google’s official numbers to lend a hand developers monitor which proportion of devices are running particular variations of Android. For Android enthusiasts, this can be a record card of types, serving to us screen the state of the Android because it stands recently.
The most effective actual model of Android other folks appear to care approximately is Lollipop, leaping from June’s 12.4% to 18.1% for August however remember that’s referring to all variations. Because nobody needs to be stuck lifeless running simply common ‘ol 5.0, slightly 2.6% of Android devices within the wild are in fact running the nice model — Android 5.1. We refer to this because the “whole” model of Lollipop thank you to small fixes and tweaks. As for the remaining, KitKat is taking on an enormous component of the pie at 39.3%, and Jelly Bean nonetheless keeping robust at 33.6%.
Of direction, there’s nonetheless slightly a couple of flagship devices from yesteryear watching for their Lollipop updates and as new devices are popping out of the field running this new model (even low to mid-vary devices), we’re positive to see numbers bounce considerably within the months prime up to Android A. Then the cycle repeats itself and we will be able to get started pissing and moaning approximately that model. Ha.