As per the latest stats published by Google show that Lollipop is now the most-used version of Android, commanding 36.1 percent of device share in early March versus former leader KitKat which stands at a share of 34.3 percent. According to Venturebeat, Lollipop surge to the lead position comes 5 months after the arrival of Marshmallow indicating there was no rush to get those few devices running the latest Marshmallow version.
Lollipop Becomes the Most Used Android Version
The Android adoption order now stands at: Lollipop in first place, KitKat in second, Jelly Bean in third, Gingerbread in fourth, ICS and Marshmallow tied for fifth, and Froyo in last. All eyes will now be on Marshmallow’s slow but hopefully steady growth.
Marshmallow upgrades are arriving in earnest. And those figures should get a healthy boost soon: Marshmallow-toting flagships like the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are arriving in force this spring, so many users will jump to Google's freshest OS as a matter of course.