Android 5.0 managed to double its user base in a month.
Google has released the latest Android distribution numbers, which reveal that Lollipop saw some quick growth in the month of February, managing to go from 1.6 percent of all Android devices to 3.3 percent. 3.3 percent isn’t exactly something to be proud of as Lollipop was officially released in November last year, but it’s still an impressive growth considering it all happened in under a month.
Jelly Bean is still holding on to the majority of the share, with versions 4.1 to 4.3 running on 42.6 percent of devices. That’s down from 45.6 percent last month, and it’s easy to see that Jelly Bean is following in the footsteps of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in terms of the pace at which it is being superseded by newer versions of the OS. Gingerbread is on 6.9 percent of devices at this point, and is followed by Android 4.0 at 5.9 percent.
Android 4.4 KitKat is close on the heels of Jelly Bean, running on 40.9 percent of Android devices, a small increase from 39.9 percent last month. Froyo is pretty much dead at 0.4 percent, and we will likely see it exit the charts in a month or so.