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Android Lollipop is currently installed on 2.1 percent of devices

Android Lollipop adoption is crawling along pretty slowly, having been installed on just 2.1 per cent of devices since it was released at the start of last month. According to sources, this figure has been “flat-lining for some time”, having only grown by 0.15 per cent since the start of November.

These numbers come from ‘Crittercism', a mobile application performance management firm, which spoke to The Inquirer after Google decided not to include Android 5.0 in its monthly distribution figures. By comparison, Android 4.4 KitKat is currently installed on 33.9 per cent of devices, while the much older Jelly Bean version can be found on 48.7 per cent.


Crittercism notes that Lollipop's measly 2.1 per cent is a figure that has been flat lining for a while. The reason for this is likely the issues Android 5.0 has been suffering, which would also explain why some devices have yet to receive the update. It might also explain why the Nexus 6 isn't widely available currently.

Despite the issues, iOS 8 still had a larger crash rate than Lollipop. Currently, Lollipop has a crash rate of 2.26 per cent, while Apple's latest version of iOS had a rate of 2.75 per cent.

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KitGuru Says: Android updates have always been fairly fragmented but it seems a bit like Google dropped the ball this year. Hopefully device manufacturers can get things moving soon and start pushing out updates. Have any of you guys got Android Lollipop yet? What do you think so far?

Source: The Inquirer

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  1. Gary 'Gazza' Keen

    Owning a 2nd Gen Moto G and waiting for that Lollipop update is a very painful wait as it’s already out for America with a recent soak test in India. This update is one of the most anticipated and I really hope shit gets sorted soon

  2. Rocking Lollipop on my Nexus 5 – it feels like the phone is way smoother than when I bought it, it’s really nice – and some features I was missing and had installed widgets for, are now built in – I am very pleased! 🙂

  3. My Sony Experia V does not even have Kit Kat. Stupid Android…

  4. Topias Olavi Salakka

    Well you can always install Cyanogenmod…