Android is definitely the most popular mobile operating system in the world, and the market share difference it owns is almost double that of its nearest competitor. It’s clear that Google has done an amazing job at expanding Android to as many markets and as many form factors as possible. The only problem is that Android is also the most fragment operating system in the world when it comes to software updates, and today we get some official figures.
Google’s monthly version number check-in has arrived, and if you were expected to Lollipop to make some major headlines, the figure is far from it. Lollipop barely makes 5.4% of the total Android install base, something that’s really disappointing for an operating system that was announced almost a year ago, and that was released five months ago. The good news is that old versions of the OS like Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean have seen a decrease, and KitKat has seem some growth.
Keep in mind though that these numbers don’t include the launch of Android’s biggest players for 2015, being the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, so we can’t wait to see these figures next month. We just wish software updates to existing handsets wasn’t such a slow process.