Android 5.0 is now running on almost 2 percent of all Android devices.
Three months after its final code was released to the public, Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally on enough devices to actually matter. The latest Android distribution numbers show Lollipop running on 1.6 percent of Android devices – that’s not an impressive share by any metric, but it’s certainly good to see the latest version of Android getting some traction after a considerably long time remaining off the charts.
KitKat is still holding on to a majority with a share of 39.7 percent; Lollipop’s rise doesn’t seem to have affected its predecessor, as Android 4.4 gained 0.6 percent of share in the last month. Thankfully, pre-KitKat versions of the OS all went down, with Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread down to 44.5 percent, 6.4 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
It remains to be seen how Lollipop will fare in the coming month or two. A lot of devices are set to launch/get updated to Android 5.0 in the near future, but it will likely be until mid-2015 before the colorful iteration of the little green robot breaks the 10 percent barrier.