Android 5.0 Lollipop is Google’s latest operating system but it seems that in terms of adoption, things are still moving slowly. Last month we reported that according to Google’s Android distribution stats, Lollipop was sitting at 3.3% but for the month of April, that number has increased to 5%.
However if we were to take Android 5.1 into account, it brings the total to 5.4% which is admittedly pretty fast as it leapt by over 2% in a month’s time. Interestingly enough despite Android Lollipop’s climb, it seems that older builds of Android are also on the rise. The figures show Android 4.4 KitKat at 41.4% when last month it was just 40.9%. This is also an increase from the month before last where it was sitting at 39.7%.
We’re not sure why it is on the rise, but perhaps there could have been an increase of sales in older Android devices that still run on Android 4.4. As for Android Jelly Bean, the numbers are at 40.7% versus last month where it was sitting at 42.6%. It seems that unlike Android 4.4 KitKat, Jelly Bean is certainly on the decline.
Older builds of Android such as Ice Cream Sandwich saw a slight drop from 5.9% to 5.7%. Gingerbread has also dipped from 6.9% to 6.4%, while Froyo is still maintaining its 0.4% market share.
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