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Android Lollipop: New stats show uptake minimal

Android Lollipop: New stats show uptake minimal

Android Lollipop, the latest edition of Google's mobile and tablet software, has been installed on fewer than 0.1% of handsets, it has emerged.

The stats, which meant that Lollipop did not make an appearance on Google's monthly breakdown of its operating system, are not hugely surprising given that the platform is only available for Nexus and Google Play Edition handsets.

However, they do show the distance Google is going to have to travel in order to get more users to install Lollipop.

KitKat, its 2013 headline release, has hit 33.9% of Android phones, but a massive 48.7% are still using the older Jelly Bean code.

Android’s remaining are users are stranded on the company’s much older Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich editions.

Lollipop is likely to see a small jump in users once manufacturers start bringing the OS to their flagship phones in early 2015.

LG, HTC and Sony have promised updates, with Samsung set to follow. These new figures, though, show Google is still grappling with widespread fragmentation of its OS.

Some users who have already installed Lollipop have complained of a series of bugs, with many Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 users claiming their phones have been rendered unusable by the update.

Source:

Android Developers

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