Android Lollipop runs on 5.4% of devices in April, still less popular than Gingerbread

Android Lollipop runs on 5.4% of devices in April, still less popular than Gingerbread
Ready for your monthly Android version distribution check-up? Google has published the numbers for April, and the latest report reveals Lollipop thrives on 5.4% of the world's Android devices, five months after its source code was made available. There's some good growth for sure, seeing that Lollipop was up and running on just 3.3% of devices in March. The number should keep growing, as device manufacturers are shipping tons of Android 5.0 devices, and current high-end smartphones all come running Lollipop out of the box. 

Besides, with amazing devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 & edge and the HTC One M9 headed to lucky owners' hands across April, and with the LG G4 arriving in a couple of weeks, there will be plenty of Lollipop adoption going on in 2015.

For the time being, though, KitKat and Jelly Bean are the top dogs who own over 80% of the green pie. And Gingerbread... mighty Gingerbread, the brave little dessert who refused to give up, still commands 6.4% of device share - that's more than what both Lollipop and Ice Cream Sandwich (5.7%) have at the moment. To all Gingerbread users out there, we salute you!

As usual, the full breakdown is available on Google's dashboards webpage below, so head there if you want to experience the magic of numbers, pie charts and spreadsheets.


source: Google via Phandroid

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52 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Stats for Lollipop should be a fair bit different this time next month.

25. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I know this isn't very related to the Article, but I'm going to take out some time to talk about Samsung because I feel like it. Samsung is simply the best. They are innovative and have the best executive leadership team in the mobile sector. Samsung has been the ONLY company to actually care about people getting updates. My note 4 already never lagged, but now it super doesn't lag due to the lollipop update. Thank you Samsung. And anyone who tries to disagree with anything I said can slap themselves with pillow case filled with 300 staplers and a chainsaw.

29. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

and yet my samsung s5 g900h still hasn't seen the lollipop update. So your love is wrongly placed. Now you can slap yourself with pillow case filled with 300 staplers and a chainsaw.

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

understand its not samsung its your carrier that stops the push out and decides when the 5.0 goes out.

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

phanboy i love samsung but you are really pushing it now you're starting to upset samsung fans. please reduce the amount of samsung love articles.

38. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This post is either ironic or pathetic...

51. NikkiGirl

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

It's a pretty obvious troll post, just look at his username "SamsungPhanboy" It's obvious he's not a fan of Samsung.

44. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

Are you the ONLY stupid guy in this world ? Do you know that Samsung have much more products than your Note 4 and they didn't care about the updates for most of their phones ? Did you learn Math, Statistic in school ?

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thumb up! Written like a love letter. LOL!

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

google needs to send an update to disable all phones under jb

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

It boggles my brain that 12.5% of Android devices are on a firmware pre JellyBean. Android was pretty meh before JellyBean.

4. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

And 53.1% users suffer heartbleed

31. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Wow snail pace.

46. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Better than been rejected Globally.

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

It's funny how pa says lollipop is less popular than gingerbread when thats not true in any part. Its simple new phones have lollipop #ew older phones can get it. It's up to the phone makers if they put it on plus done older phones just can't utilize 5.0^

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's very hard to follow your posts because you don't know how to properly put coherent thoughts on paper, but all they mean by that is that Gingerbread is on more devices than Lollipop. It may not have been the best terminology, but their point should have been obvious.

18. Sauce5 unregistered

You couldn't have said it better. People on this website lack common sense (and many other mental traits you assume come "stock" in human nature. Sometimes ... (I should really say all the time) making it hard for the author, other times making it hard for commenters. A lot of the time people spew their fanboy feelings all over the comments section without putting much thought into what the article is actually stating. Le sigh

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's pretty effing pitiful, man. I am constantly amazed at how little of a basic understanding so many people have of their own first language.

22. Sauce5 unregistered

You and I alike. Tell me about it ._.

23. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

How do you know English is his/her first language?!

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's obvious. The types of spelling & grammar mistakes that people who are ESL make versus those who are just really bad at their own first language are very different.

5. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Beauty of Android ROFL

6. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The beauty of Android is that even if you're on a several year old version, it's still more advanced than the competition's latest offering. Now, throw out some more lies like you did about 32bit apps on the 64bit enabled Android devices.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Shots fired! +1

9. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I guess it has to be more advanced, its likely to be the only version you will get. couldnt help myself :)

12. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

If you want the latest updates. You get a nexus and/or root. I've rooted all 5 of my android phones.

17. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Wow...you must be expert on android, and what is your rooted apps???

13. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which is why it's not an issue to those folks.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31284; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao shots fired back.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And effortlessly deflected.

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