Android Lollipop has finally getting the proper recognition that Google feels it deserves. Many of the devices released now will often come pre-loaded with Android Lollipop OS rather than KitKat (although some low and mid-range devices still use it). Several Android developers have collected statistics on the amount of Android devices that are released with Android Lollipop. Based on what was collected, between the dates of April 28th to May 4th, nearly ten percent of all Android devices that are still operating, are now running Lollipop OS.
Though it doesn’t seem like much, that is double the amount from last month (5%). KitKat on the other end, has fallen lately and is now down to 39.8 percent. Towards the end of the year we can safely say that the percentage of Lollipop users will increase while the other Android OS’s will decrease rapidly.
Key highlights of the latest Android platform distribution numbers:
- Android devices running v4.4 or above are now present on almost 50 percent of the total active Android devices (49.5 percent to be precise).
- This is the second month that KitKat is leading the Android versions, but given continuous Lollipop update roll-outs, KitKat’s market share is expected to drop quickly.
- Within just three months, Lollipop has jumped from 1.6 percent to 9.7 percent