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We're starting out with some Android development in our company, and I'm working out which Android versions we should support.

In one of Google's videos from 27th May 2010 (22:34 minutes in) there is a pie chart showing roughly a third of users each for Android 1.5, 1.6 and 2.1.

Does anyone have a more up-to-date source for the percentages of active Android devices with each version of the platform?

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Checkout Official Android Developer's Dashboards.

Data as of April 4, 2016 1

Version       Codename       Distribution
2.2            Froyo             0.1%
2.3.3-2.3.7    Gingerbread       2.6%
4.0.3-4.0.4    Ice Cream         2.2%
4.1.x          Jelly Bean        7.8%
4.2.x                           10.5%
4.3                              3.0%
4.4            KitKat           33.4%
5.0            Lollipop         16.4%
5.1                             19.4%
6.0            Marshmallow       4.6%

1 Data collected during a 7-day period ending on April 4, 2016. Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown. (Note: Beginning in September, 2013, devices running versions older than Android 2.2 do not appear in this data because those devices do not support the new Google Play Store app. As of August, 2013, devices with versions lower than 2.2 accounted for about 1% of all devices.)

Android version distribution

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Good job finding a resource which should stay up-to-date. – Al E. Jan 6 '11 at 19:01
Just a tiny side note for those who don't follow the link: That data is based on devices hitting Google Play (I presume this includes devices checking for updates), so it should be representative of devices in general use. – Michael Kohne Jul 3 '12 at 13:27
If you're interested in the distribution over time, there's a guy on the Wikimedia Commons that makes a nice graph from the Developer Dashboard data, which is updated ~monthly. – Compro01 Mar 3 '15 at 3:31

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