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A measly 3.3% of Android users are running Android 5.0

An Android vs iOS debate could go on for hours without changing anyone’s mind, mainly because its all a matter of preference and the differences between the two aren’t as great as the people who have these kinds of debates would like you to think. One thing that can’t be denied, however, is how slowly it takes for Android updates to roll out. That’s not Google’s fault but it’s annoying nonetheless. For example, months after its release, Android 5.0 has only managed to secure a 3.3% Android market share. 

The latest numbers are out and they reveal that 3.3% of Android users are running Android 5.0 on their devices. That is more than double the 1.6% that were found using Lollipop last month. The numbers are based on the versions of Android found on devices visiting the Google Play Store for the seven days ending today. Jelly Bean is the most widely used Android build. Consisting of Android 4.1.x to Android 4.3, Jelly Bean is active on 42.6% of Android devices. That is down from last month’s total of 45.6%. KitKat, Android 4.4, is used by 40.9% of Android devices which is up from 39.9% seen last month. Gingerbread (2.3.3 to 2.3.7) represents 6.9% of the platform’s users with Ice Cream Sandwich (4.03-4.04) next with 5.9%. There are still some of you running Froyo (2.2), but that makes up just .4% of Android users. We still have some big Lollipop updates that have yet to be accounted for. AT&T and Verizon HTC One (M8) users are awaiting their updates to Android 5.0. Those updates and purchases of new Android handsets should allow Lollipop to continue adding market share. Jelly Bean and KitKat could switch places as more Android users drop their Jelly Bean powered phones for one sporting a newer build.

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