Android Lollipop adoption doubles in recent months


Google has just updated its Android distribution data to include numbers collected on the 7-day period ending on May 4th. Android Lollipop, which has been slow to gain adoption since its official release, grew to 9.7% this time, up for just 5% at the same time last month. Android 5.0 is running on 9% of devices, while Android 5.1 is on just 0.7% of devices.

Android Lollipop gaining momentum

Android KitKat is still the most-used version of Android with  whopping 41.4%, down from 39.8% last month, and as expected Jelly Bean fell from 40.7% to 39.3%, Ice Cream Sandwich fell to 5.3% and Gingerbread decline to 5.7%. Froyo still manages to claim 0.3% of the market.

Of course, the relatively slow rollout of Android Lollipop has been rather disappointing to users, but every day more devices are gradually getting their Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 updates. The launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 series and theHTC One M9 will also help the distribution data too.

Google Android Platform Adoption May 2015, Android Lollipop

Android distribution data is collected by tracking the versions of Android that visit the Google Play Store most often during a 7-day testing period at the end of each month. As such, the data does not include devices running anything lower than Android 2.2, as they don’t support the required version of the Play Store app.

Are you running Android Lollipop 5.0 or 5.1? Are you fed up of waiting, or just don’t care? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this article.

SOURCE: Google


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