Google has released the latest Android distribution numbers, and Lollipop is on a rise. After running on a measly five percent devices last month, the numbers have doubled this month, touching double digits for the first time. Also Read - Android Lollipop doubles its global installed base but still remains irrelevantAlso Read - Three months since launch, Android Lollipop fails to reach even 0.1 percent of global Android smartphones
According to the latest numbers, Android Lollipop 5.0 now runs on nine percent of all devices, while the latest 5.1 version has gained a 0.7 percent share to reach 1.1 percent. In comparison, last month, Android 5.0 had a share of five percent, and 5.1 version had a share of only 0.4 percent. Also Read - Android KitKat continues its growth, now runs on nearly 18 percent of Android devices
Android Lollipop s rise is coming at the expense of Kitkat, which has seen its share drop from 41.4 percent last month, to 39.8 percent this month. Despite being outdated, Jelly Bean and all its flavors still run on nearly 40 percent of the devices.
While there is a slight rise in numbers, Android Lollipop s installed base is still irrelevant when you compare it to its iOS counterpart. Despite the bugs, and storage issues, iOS 8 now runs on 81 percent of iOS devices.