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Android Lollipop adoption sluggish at 5.4%, v5.1 debuts with a 0.4% share


Google had unveiled the latest iteration of its operating system the Android Lollipop in November last year. The operating system had a bumpy ride after several users complained of performance and battery issues, Google supposedly fixed these issues in the Android Lollipop 5.0.1 update but this seems to have almost no effect on the adoption rate of the operating system.


Google’s updated developer dashboard indicates that Lollipop is still in the bottom of the table with a distribution of just 5.4 percent. This is a slight increase from last month, when it ran on 3.3 percent of smartphones. Interestingly, 5.1 Lollipop has made it to the list with an adoption rate of only 0.4 percent.

Not surprisingly, Android KitKat still rules the chart running on 41.4 percent of smartphones, followed by Jelly Bean, which runs on 40.7 percent of smartphones. Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich still account for a share of 6.4 percent and 5.7 percent respectively, which is significant considering the huge number of Android phones in use.

Apple s latest iOS 8, on the other hand, is now running on 78 percent of iOS devices. This is despite the bumpy road it s had since release. Last night, the company released iOS 8.3, which brings with it a huge host of bug fixes and performance improvements

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  • Published Date: April 9, 2015 3:58 PM IST