The latest 'fragmented' Android landscape (March 2016)

So how is this toxic hellstew of a mobile operating system?  Who's using what version is the common point many use to claim that it's not perfect.

But we all really know what kinda BS that is ... there are folks on versions a couple behind that still feels like my ones on current.  The only real big difference I notice on my devices that are on 4.4 is not being able to use non-root screen recording (my son's really wishing he had that for his Note 2 to start his Youtube career).

Now, for those that think this matters (and as much as I make light of it, I do find it interesting in a statistical sense) here's the latest info from the Android dashboard.


VersionCodenameAPIDistribution
2.2Froyo80.1%
2.3.3 -
2.3.7
Gingerbread102.6%
4.0.3 -
4.0.4
Ice Cream Sandwich152.3%
4.1.xJelly Bean168.1%
4.2.x1711.0%
4.3183.2%
4.4KitKat1934.3%
5.0Lollipop2116.9%
5.12219.2%
6.0Marshmallow232.3%
Data collected during a 7-day period ending on March 7, 2016.

So, we've seen a jump to Marshmallow doubling it's size, which is pretty much the reduction in 5.1.  Everything else is pretty much the same.  Which is a shame.  The jump to Marshmallow has only affected a small percentage of the user base... hopefully with the Samsung devices climbing on board it'll really cause those numbers to jump.

Where do you fall in with your device?  Are you in the top percentiles?

Source:  https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html
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