Nobody is using Android Lollipop 5.0 according to Google


According to data released by Google, it appears that less than 0.1 % of Android users are using the new Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.

Despite being made available to users from November 12th 2014, it seems that users have been slow to upgrade to the latest version of Android.

But it’s not all doom and gloom and these recent findings actually aren’t all that surprising.

Part of the reason for this is that Android updates are generally released much slower than say when Apple release an update of iOS. It normally takes a little longer for device makers, such as Samsung, to customise and test their own specific versions of Android.

However, as a comparison, 47% of Apple users had started using iOS 8 within the first 3 weeks of its release.

Android Lollipop 5.0


Currently, the most popular version of Google’s operating system is Android 4.4, known as KitKat, which accounts for almost 34% of the market share, followed by Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2 with 21.3 and 20.4% of the market, respectively.

It seems that users with a Nexus device or one of the new Motorola’s will probably have been enjoying using Android Lollipop 5.0 for a couple of weeks, whilst everyone else is still waiting for their respective devices and carriers to catch up.

So if you’re using a Samsung device, just sit tight. Lollipop is on its way and when its does finally arrive it’s even sweeter than you could imagine.

Have you received the Lollipop update yet?





  1. In Switzerland, I got to install Android 5.0 on my Nexus 4 about a week ago. Not yet available for the tablet Nexus 7 (2013)

  2. Funny I’m in Thailand running a Nexus 7 2013 & STILL Annoyingly not had an update! :-(which is a shame really, considering its Google’s most popular product!)

  3. Yayy..I can’t wait until 2017…thats when I am hoping Samsung will release Lollipop….groan…

  4. Its not as smooth as it appears, I have a nexus 5 and 7 and have been using it for a few weeks now and had some minor glitches, listening to some reports on update for n7 have been less than encouraging.

  5. James Baker on

    I’m getting too old for all of this nonsense. Whatever happened to Windows 1.0? LOL

    My Google Nexus 5 upgraded and I’m getting used to it. I don’t understand what the upgrade is, why it’s better or anything else. I just know I now have to hunt for things.

    Signed, Cranky Old Codger. 🙂

  6. Bob Hanson on

    WELL! someone’s got to support Stockport County…. Only joking their other supporter is my best friend Martin….

  7. Steve Kyte on

    Er Jonathan, could it be that companies like Samsung haven’t released their versions yet? Apple can update their OS daily if they like but Android covers more hardware so that is impossible. That’s an emotive and misleading title. Your site is too Apple biased. What use is it then for readers to make a choice?

  8. Hi Steve, thanks for your comment. You’re right, when the Samsung version of Lollipop is released, that’s when usage of Android’s most recent OS will really take off.

    As for your comment about the site being biased towards Apple, we’ve actually got more Android related posts on here than Apple:

    ThaiTech is only a couple of weeks old but we are working hard to add more content to the site all the time and will be bringing you more Apple and Android related articles next week.

    There is however a lack of Samsung related content, but as I say, we’ll hopefully address this in the next week or so.

    Again, thanks for your feedback and thanks for taking time out to read ThaiTech.

  9. Lollypop is not working good on my Nexus 7. I shold have waited like everyone else. But after about a week many of my apps got updated and it seems to be working a little bit better. I keep checking for an Android update to correct the issue that makes my tablet as slow as molasses now!