As of September 7 on Android 5.0 and 5.1, according to Google, which accounts for 21% of all smartphones with Android as the operating system (it is a gadget that is running Google Play). Compared to the August statistics, this is the version of the operating system was the only one who was able to increase its share (2.9% in total).
In spite of increasing the share the most current version of Android by the end of the month may lose this status – reportedly for 29 September, Google will make a presentation where the main novelty will be the new Nexus, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the same time expected and the emergence of new Android for all producers. Google previously stated that Lollipop will spread faster than any previous version of Android, and this is indeed so, but still current tempo was too slow, so that the new version of the OS has taken the leading position until the next major upgrade.
Leadership remains of Android 4.4 KitKat – the most common version is installed in 39.2% of smartphones, that is, the proportion has declined by only 0.1% over the last month. Rapidly losing ground all the Android Jelly Bean – is now accounting for 31.8% (a total of 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3), which is 2% less than in August 2015. Android 2.3 Gingerbread lost 0.5%, and is now set at 4.1% of devices, Android 4.0 ICS lost 0.4% (share of 3.7%), and the oldest is installed Froyo 0.2% gadgets. Apparently, in the next month or two Android 2.2 will leave the table extensions (Google ignores the OS with a share of less than 0.1%).
Will the search giant to somehow influence the way to Marshmallow spread faster than Lollipop, look in the near future. However, the incredible fragmentation of gadgets with the OS, even Google is unlikely to be mastered already incredibly difficult task to make a third-party company to maintain current gadgets release versions of the OS.