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Among Android devices, 18.1 percent are now on Lollipop

Google has now released the distribution numbers for the various versions of its mobile operating system.

The figures for Google’s platform distribution over Android devices have now been released and they have shown that the most recent version of the operating system, Lollipop, has now been installed on 18.1 percent of all of the active mobile devices powered by that OS, worldwide.

Google collects its operating system distribution data by tracking the versions that visit the Play Store.

To do this, it collects the data about the version of the Android devices that visit the Google Play Store the most frequently throughout a testing period that runs for 7 consecutive days at the end of each month. It is estimated that 12.4 percent of the mobile devices powered by the operating system were a part of the data collection process during the last testing period. This is considered to be an accurate enough sample to understand the overall distribution of the various Android operating system generations.

The previous release of this data from Google showed that only 0.8 percent of Android devices were using Lollipop.

Android Devices - LollipopClearly, there has been a considerable growth since that time. That said, that figure was specific to the mobile devices running on Android Lollipop version 5.1. There was another 11.6 percent of the smartphones and tablets that were running on the Lollipop 5.0 version. During the current figures, Android versions 4.0.3 through 4.0.4 represented a total of 4.1 percent of the smartphones and tablets. That was a decline from the period before, when it had been recorded to be 5.1 percent.

Ice Cream Sandwich also experienced a drop, having fallen from 5.1 percent in the previous numbers, to 4.1 percent in the current ones.

Both Gingerbread version 2.3 and Froyo version 2.2 were determined to have very small figures, but are still continuing to cling to existence.

It is clear that KitKat and Lollipop are continuing to hold the majority among Android devices, but that there are still quite a few devices out there from previous years that are still operating on the operating systems from their time.

Mobile devices that will be the first to run Lollipop unveiled by Google

The Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus 6 phone have been rolled out.

Google announced its new mobile devices this past Wednesday and both of these new gadgets will run on the company’s latest version of Android 5.0, which will be called Android Lollipop, following the company’s tradition of naming each of its operating system upgrades after treats.

This version of the operating system is said to be Android’s biggest release yet.

The operating system has over 5,000 new APIs (Application Programming Interface) for developers. In addition, it offers improved multitasking, battery-saving features, and “Material Design”, which is the name of its all new visual language.

Google still hasn’t shared any of the big new features of Lollipop. Instead, it has placed its focus on marketing, promoting the way Android provides customers with plenty of individuality and choice, but still manages to maintain core features and compatibility. It recently introduced the tagline “Be together. Not the same.” in a new YouTube video.

The two new mobile devices are equipped with impressive features that make them competition for Apple.

Aside from being the first to run Lollipop, the Nexus 6 phone will be competition for Apple’s newly released iPhone 6 Plus, while the Nexus 9 tablet will compete against the latest version of the iPad Air, which is expected to be shown off later today at an event in Cupertino, California.

The Nexus 6 is a giant smartphone featuring a Quad HD display that is almost 6 inches (5.96 inches), making it larger than the Iphone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch display. In addition, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7GHz, which is the best consumers can get for Android phones this fall. Other features include a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear-facing camera, as well as two speakers at the front of the phone.

The Nexus 9 is an 8.9 inch tablet. It features a 4:3 aspect ratio and QXGA resolution. It has the 64-bit dual-core variant of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Although it is slightly thicker than an iPad Air device, it is not as wide or tall and it even weighs slightly less than Apple’s most popular tablet.

The mobile devices will both be available in store in November. However, the Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on October 17 and the Nexus 6 on October 29.