Latest data shows 3.3% of Android users with Lollipop, more than double last month's figure

Latest data shows 3.3% of Android users with Lollipop, more than double last month's figure
The latest numbers are out and they reveal that 3.3% of Android users are running Android 5.0 on their devices. That is more than double the 1.6% that were found using Lollipop last month. The numbers are based on the versions of Android found on devices visiting the Google Play Store for the seven days ending today.

Jelly Bean is the most widely used Android build. Consisting of Android 4.1.x to Android 4.3, Jelly Bean is active on 42.6% of Android devices. That is down from last month's total of 45.6%. KitKat, Android 4.4, is used by 40.9% of Android devices which is up from 39.9% seen last month. Gingerbread (2.3.3 to 2.3.7) represents 6.9% of the platform's users with Ice Cream Sandwich (4.03-4.04) next with 5.9%. There are still some of you running Froyo (2.2), but that makes up just .4% of Android users.

We still have some big Lollipop updates that have yet to be accounted for. AT&T and Verizon HTC One (M8) users are awaiting their updates to Android 5.0. Those updates and purchases of new Android handsets should allow Lollipop to continue adding market share. Jelly Bean and KitKat could switch places as more Android users drop their Jelly Bean powered phones for one sporting a newer build.

Let's agree to meet right back here in a month's time to see if we were right.


source: Google via AndroidCentral

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27 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Revived numerous complaint from my customers after lollipop update, anyone here would like to share some?

2. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

The price of change people wanted material design.. now some function are lost... people wanted samsung to change phone design now no sd card and non removable battery plus no water proof..

3. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I agree with the issues regarding lollipop, but the physical changes of the S6 far outweigh losing the SD card (it starts at 32GB which is already enough for most) and waterproofing that very few actually cared about. The non-removable battery is the biggest hit in my opinion. It basically gives the phone a 1 to 2 year life before requiring replacement, when just being able to replace the battery solves that.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm kind of stunned by Google getting rid of encryption by default in Lollipop. It makes sense, given the missing encryption drivers and the issues with the Nexus 6, but Google had to know that ahead of time.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google probably told Moto about encryption and assumed Moto would use a chip to hardware accelerate the encryption But silly Moto didn't know or didn't care and did nothing about the encryption Unlike Apple/Nvidia who have hardware accelerated encryption that has basically no effect on performance

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Actually, the hardware encryption is in the SD805 (All SD8XX series, as far as I know), but apparently Google hasn't added the drivers to Android. Apple and Nvidia leverage it natively in the SoC, which is why the iPhone 6 and Nexus 9 don't have those issues.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, that's one of the negatives of having pure stock Android E.g. like how Nvidia/HTC weren't allowed to add OpenGL 4.5 support into the Nexus 9 (while the K1 in the Shield Tablet already had OpenGL 4.5) By the way, Apple use a dedicated encryption chip, not the one natively in ARMv8 They have been using it before ARMv8, since the iPhone 3GShttps://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202064 Moto should have added a similar chip like the ones in the iPhones

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its just the opposite Google enabled encryption by default for lollipop. You got your information screwed up. Clearly Napalm_3nema you don't know what you are talking about.

27. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No, I'm correct. It came out a couple of days ago that Google changed the ToS, but PA hasn't reported it for some reason. Ars, The Verge, GSMarena, and others have already reported it. http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/3/8143607/android-lollipop-default-disk-encryption-performance

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Sorry, but I don't like impersonators. So, No.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nexus 5 with 5.0.1 (not 5.0.2, not sure why there's no 5.0.2 for the Nexus 5, Google is probable going straight to 5.1) Only problem I have is the memory leak, I have to reboot every 2-3 days (a reboot fixes it) Other than that no problems Its faster, has longer battery and looks far better

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

In iOS news Apple just fell short of 95% adaption and is still wondering why it fell short of its goal. While Lollipop of 3.3% is an accomplishment it would take for it to near 10% by end of 2018. By that time Google is on to OS Pineapple.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/04/android-platform-distribution-numbers-updated-kitkat-at-2-5-jelly-bean-62-gingerbread-down-to-19/ Funny thing is this is actually pretty good by Android standards KitKat was only 2.5% at this time last year The OEMs and carriers really need to improve their update speed Even Google should speed up their own update speed, the Android One is the only Google device with 5.1

21. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Your pain is hilarious.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This is what happens when you give an open-sourced OS to multiple firms to offer multiple product variations that symbolize their design distinctions and tastes on the firmware itself, add to the fact that none of these companies have no clout with carriers, equates to slow update processes. The best way to ensure you're going to get the latest Android version is to either upgrade to the newest flagship or buy a recent flagship that's on it's 18 month firmware support cycle. That's just the reality. It can be mitigated through Google releasing individual services or service enhancements on the Play Store, but the reality is, we'll probably not see any sort of circumventing solution in the future to these extremely slow updating processes, due to the nature of the platform that is Android. That being said, even with iOS having tight control over the firmware upgrading process. It's still not without it's flaws. Many of the recent versions either have features botched or removed on older models, due to hardware limitations, or just aren't downright supported. Not to mention the consistent and poor quality control that's been going into several patch updates that aren't fixing issues or are creating new ones for certain people.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Kitkat is far better and more stable than lollipop.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Kanye is back!!! Hey! Remember this article where Lollipop was reported as being more stable than Kit-Kat or iOS8??? I know I remember it. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-5.0-Lollipop-crashes-less-than-iOS-8-report-says_id65968

16. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It seems like you're trying to insult someone. Try not comparing them to Kanye West. The man has 23 Grammys. He has worked with all kinds of music legends. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is considered among the best albums of the century, if not of all time. Kanye himself is already in the conversation for greatest hip hop artist of all time. A lot of people don't like what he says, but I'd say being compared to Kanye West is a complement.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You may like his music, but please don't make statements like "best album of the century if not of all time". There are countless actual artists that have done so much more. And the guy is a fool, he never knows when to keep his mouth shut, and thinks that he's the only one in the world who's opinion matters.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The man is also a retarded asshat liar. So the comparison works.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wow, that's really harsh, but I'm afraid I cannot argue with you.

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually he has only 21 ;)

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Lollipop definitely has some problems, but it has been proven to be more stable than KitKat.

12. seven7dust unregistered

wow! 6 months and still 3.3% , thats crazy bad, even by android standards.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

20. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Android and Phonemaker should work closely to make sure at least all the Flagship Phones are getting to the latest update easily and more stable after updated. Otherwise more users are going to iOS.

23. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Today, still no lollipop update for SM-G900H (Galaxy S5) sold in Indonesia.

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