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Android 5.0 is still almost non-existent out in the wild

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2014 21:22 User comments (1)

Android 5.0 is still almost non-existent out in the wild Google's excellent new operating system, Android 5.0, is currently on just 0.1 percent of handsets, meaning nearly nobody has gotten to test it outside of the tech media world.
By comparison, Android 2.2, released in early 2010, is still on 0.5 percent of handsets.

Of course, the numbers make sense given that Android 5.0 Lollipop was released to November 12th, and is still only available for a handful of devices. The Nexus 6, which we reviewed here, is still extremely hard to come by but the figure should pick up when all the carriers announce firm release dates.

Other notable devices that aren't in the Nexus line, like the LG G3 and the Moto X, also have seen limited rollouts of the operating system.

Android 4.4 KitKat remains king, with 33.9 percent share, followed by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at 21.3 percent and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at 20.4 percent.


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111.12.2014 23:18

I find it quite strange indeed. It appears Google is looking after the interests of Nexus buyers.

I bought a 32 GB Nexus 7 2012 last year for around $ 200/-. Within a few days of Lollipop announcement my device offered the upgrade which I accepted and the whole process went through very quickly and smoothly. The strange part is the fact that I had run simple rooting process on my device for root access just a couple of months ago, just past the warranty expiration date. This update did not screw up any application that required root access!

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