android statsAt the start of every month, Google releases their Android distribution stats. The past few months have not included the latest build of Android – Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it looks like Google has finally decided to do that in their latest report. Based on those initial numbers, it seems that Android 5.0 is still in its infancy.

As you can see in the table above, Google has recorded Android 5.0’s distribution at 1.6% which is rather low considering that the software was released months ago, although this is hardly Google’s fault as OEMs and carriers have been taking a while to get the update out to their customers.

Android 4.4 KitKat is still on the rise and is sitting at 39.7%, an increase from last month’s 39.1%. Android Jelly Bean is at 44.5% versus last month’s 46%, so it is possible that some of Jelly Bean’s lost market share has been ceded to the likes of Android 4.4 KitKat, or possibly even Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The rest of the older Android builds have all seen a decrease as well, although Android 2.2 Froyo is still sitting at 0.4%, but it is possible that the drop is negligible enough that it barely moved its stats. Of course we should note that these stats don’t take into account unofficial Android 5.0 ROMs such as CM12 so for all we know, Android 5.0’s stats could be higher.

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