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Lollipop Finally Shows Up In Latest Android Distribution Figures

by Brandon Russell | February 3, 2015February 3, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

It’s been a few months since Google officially released Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it’s just now showing up in the search giant’s developer stats. The software was an embarrassing absence from Google’s distribution information over the holiday period, but it’s finally a minor blip in the otherwise fragmented Android landscape. What a shame, too, because Lollipop is easily the best version of Android we’ve seen.

According to the numbers, Lollipop has crawled to just 1.6-percent since launching in November, highlighting the typically prolonged distribution cycle of Android releases. KitKat is currently at just under 40-percent, while the various iterations of Jelly Bean have been distributed to 44.5-percent of Android devices.

Lollipop updates have rolled out to just a handful of devices, which is why we’re seeing the version finally showing up in Google’s chart. That’ll definitely change over the next few months as more and more updates roll out, along with new devices coming with Lollipop installed out of the box. You know, phones like the G Flex 2, HTC One (M9) and Galaxy S6.

For now, Jelly Bean and KitKat are still the dominating versions, but Lollipop is very gradually making its presence known.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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