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Android Distribution Numbers Out For January, Still No Lollipop


It’s now the first month of the year and Google has conveniently updated their Android Distribution numbers accordingly. For those still unfamiliar, these numbers are updated by Google at roughly the start of every month for developers to look at so they can generalize what version of Android their potential install base is running and act upon it.

As of today, Android 5.0 Lollipop is still missing on the chart which unfortunately means it still currently holds a share under 0.1%. KitKat however, sees yet another significant gain to sit at 39.1 %, up 3.7% from December. Jelly Bean has seen another decline and it now sits at 46% as a whole, down 2.7%. Gingerbread continues to die a slow death at 6.7% and Froyo hangs on at 0.4%.

Here’s hoping Lollipop hopefully appears on the charts next month, as HTC and Sony are to release Lollipop for their devices in February.

[Android Developers]

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  • MleB1

    This can’t be a surprise.
    OTA downloads of the OS to Google’s own Nexus devices were stopped once the complaints about stability (OS and apps) and bricking rolled in. This replaced (at least initially to the devices already afflicted) by 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 for the Nexus 7 – 2012 edition. Folks with the new OS.x.x seem divided as to whether anything good has come from the upgrade to this OS at all, while lots of folks still on KitKat have yet to see any OTA version of 5. Meanwhile, ‘new’ Nexus devices pre-installed with any flavour of 5 seem few and far between and there’s the usual lag with Android and 3rd Party providers, like Samsung.

    Between a failed OS, their usual staggered release and users who would rather have an open running sore than deal with any OS that offers so little at such peril, its hardly surprising Lollipop is not even a blip here.

    • I agree. Google really messed this one up pretty bad, despite putting together two developer previews.