Much less Than 2% Of Android Units Are Operating Lollipop, Three Months After Launch
I actually, actually like Android 5.zero (or “Lollipop” because it’s recognized by these of us who in all probability care an excessive amount of about this stuff). It cemented my choice for Android, and has earned the Nexus 5 one other few months as my go-to telephone.
Alas, most Android units nonetheless aren’t operating 5.zero. Within the grand scheme, actually, hardly any are.
Google has simply up to date its official model-by-model utilization chart, which breaks down what share of the Android market every launch has.
Lollipop’s present rely, virtually precisely three months after its public launch: 1.6%.
The one model of Android with much less of the pie is Android 2.2 (Froyo) — the oldest construct that Google nonetheless tracks. The overwhelming bulk of the handsets on the market are operating Android four.1/four.2/four.three (collectively referred to as “Jelly Bean”) with forty four.5 %, and Android four.four (KitKat) with 39.7 %.
If there’s an upside, it’s that a good chunk of necessary consumer-dealing with stuff as soon as constructed instantly into Android (issues like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Pockets, and so forth.) is now distributed via Google Play. This enables them to be upgraded and not using a full OS replace — and, extra importantly, with out the telephone makers having to do something.
You gained’t get the OS-degree modifications, Lollipop’s new look, the efficiency/safety tweaks, the battery enhancements, and so on. — however most apps ought to work all the identical.