Google usually updated its Android adoption numbers every month. However, this time the tech giant took a two months gap to release its new data, and some significant changes have occured since then. Android Lollipop’s adoption on smartphone is now finally nearing the 20 percent mark, and has reached 18.1 percent, from 11.6 percent that was documented two months ago.
Lollipop has also further been broken down to 15.5 percent for the 5.0 Lollipop version, and 2.6 percent for the latest 5.1 Lollipop version. This rise in Lollipop adoption is due to influx of new smartphones in the market running on the latest OS. However, when compared to Apple’s iOS, Lollipop lags far behind in adoption rate speed.
The latest iOS 8.4 was released just last month, and had managed to run on 40 percent of devices in just a week. In comparison, it’s been 8 months since Lollipop was released, and the adoption rate is now just about nearing the 20 percent mark.
Meanwhile, Kitkat continues to rule with 39.3 percent, but what is significant to notice here is that, in two months it’s just up by 0.1 percent. Two months earlier, KitKat ruled on 39.2 percent of smartphones.
As for the older versions, Jelly Bean fell from 37.4 percent to 33.7 percent. Ice Cream Sandwich also continued to fall from 5.1 percent to 4.1 percent, while Gingerbread also fell by one percent from 5.6 percent to 4.6 percent. Surprisingly, Froyo still exists on 0.3 percent of devices across the globe.