Less than 25% of Android users have upgraded to Lollipop

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It’s a testament to how much Android updating system sucks that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow launch is right around the corner and yet more than 75% of Android users still haven’t even updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. As far as Android distribution goes, the two year old Android 4.4 KitKat is in the lead with a 38% share while the even older Android Jelly Bean is in second with 30.2%. 

While many of you already have your sights set on Android 6.0 Marshmallow — which began rolling out to Nexus devices yesterday — Google has officially updated their Android Distribution numbers for the month of October. A sort of progress report (for us anyway), these numbers show active Android devices that have recently pinged the Google Play Store and their current platform version. We’re a month away from Lollipop’s year anniversary after hitting AOSP last November. You’d think it would have made better progress, but we’re only now seeing it run on only 23.5% of current active Android devices. That’s not the best number, but given all the problems plaguing Lollipop since its inception, we think many of you are probably better off. Other stats show KitKat still leading at 38% and Jelly Bean taking 2nd place at 30.2%. Marshmallow? It’s not even on the list right now, but we have a feeling it wont even amount to a drop in the bucket once it’s officially added to the stats next month (or possibly the month after that). You can check out last month’s numbers here.

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