State of Android report for October 2015

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It’s a new month, as always, Google has released the latest charts showing how Android and her various software versions are faring in the ecosystem. From the latest results, it’s interesting to see Lollipop really gaining traction and rising steadily.

Android chart oct2015

A look at the chart below shows us that, Lollipop has risen to 23.5% from 21% it had last month. Android KitKat still remains the most dominant with 38.9% while Jelly Bean measures up with 30.2%. With 6.0 Marshmallow out already, we’re curious to see how it makes an entrance to the charts.


In other news, Google CEO announced that there are more than 1.4 billion Android devices in the wild. Incredible figures!! Though this doesn’t translate to the actual number that uses Google Services.

Android Marshmallow updates are reportedly showing up on some Android One devices. The first recipients are users with the first generation models launched in India and Phillipines. So far the models are: Micromax Canvas A1, the Spice Dream UNO, and the Karbon Sparkle V. From the screenshots we’ve seen the update is about 338 MB.

Infinix Hot 2 users should chill and wait upon the Lord 😆 Your updates are coming soon.

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  1. Elroy Elroy Elroy! See cruelty:

    “Infinix Hot 2 users should chill and wait upon the Lord ? Your updates are coming soon.”

    But once again, the numbers are not remotely surprising: more people have devices running Kit Kat and Jellybean than Lollipop and Marshmallow, the two most recent os updates.

  2. Why can’t Google update all the devices at once? I heard the Marshmallow update is less than 500mb?

    Why the discrimination?

  3. fragmentation, planned obsolescence & compatibility.
    fragmentation, because Google doesn’t update all Android devices, it only updates Nexus & Android One devices. other devices must wait for the firmware to undergo OEM and/or carrier modification & compatibility testing.
    planned obsolescence because OEMs need repeat business to make money. so some devices are sold without promises of updates or promises of updates for a limited time, better to have you replace the phone than to continue giving out (free) updates
    compatibility because not all devices are capable of running Marshmallow

  4. I think Fragmentation is overhyped in Androidland,most Apps runs flawlessly from ICS 4.0+ and in the normal day to day usage scenarios most consumers would hardly care less about having the most recent OS version..just an Apple market speak to one over Android..

  5. I would beg to differ. I have a tablet running ICS and some apps simply aren’t available for it and don’t run properly on it.

    An example, the most recent update for Fenix for Twitter simply won’t function, unlike the same on my phone running Jellybean.

  6. I wonder why android users/devices are usually the slowest at adopting latest firmware. Plenty OEM i guess!

  7. it’s not about apps, most apps are designed to work with older versions (backwards compatibility), it’s about feature sets specific to newer versions and security patches

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