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3-Month later, Android 5.0 (Lollipop), has only 1.6% marketshare

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Back in October, Google releases Android 5.0, and people were excited in getting it. But after 3 months later, it only gain 1.6% of market share.

 

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The company's latest figures show that Android 5.0 is now installed on 1.6% of Android devices - a considerable leap compared with last month, when the proportion of devices running Lollipop was below 0.1%. However, the data also shows that the number of devices running Android 4.4 KitKat also grew very slightly - up to 39.7%, from 39.1% last month. Even so, that growth was much smaller than in the month before that, when the KitKat user base had increased from 33.9%.

reports Neowin

 

Did people changed their mind and don't want it, or is Google discovering the problems it is starting to have in his hands, where manufactures need to spend money in working on each phone they have practically, to update the OS on all of them, and service providers needed to "test it" before releasing it, or more likely manufacture and carrier actually want you to buy new phones instead and delay the process as much as possible. Whatever the case, Google recently found that it has trouble supporting older Android OS versions with a critical security issue, that is only 2 years old, despite having most users on it. (http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/289583-google-wont-patch-security-hole-affecting-1-billion-users-on-android-despite-bashing-on-microsoft/)

 

 

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/over-three-months-after-its-launch-lollipop-is-now-on-just-16-of-android-devices

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Not surprising since I only just got it on my nexus 7 a couple weeks back...


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is 3 months a long time? 

yes. in Electronics it is


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Well done google :D you are officially getting worse at this


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its the phone makers fault, they won't update thier devices..

Htc got delayed agian

Samsung none will be updated 

i mean come on


 

 

 

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Well done google :D you are officially getting worse at this

Can't blame everything on Google. OEM's (and sometimes mobile providers) are the ones that decide if/when to push the update.

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My phone is stuck on 4.2.1 (Samsung Galaxy Nexus)... sooooo yeahhhh... :/


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It's because Android 5.0 is a buggy bitch. At its current revision it still feels like a beta.

my problem with it, is how laggy it is, if it weren't for the dev options to reduce or kill animations i would pull my hair out every time i use my phone


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I want andriod 5 on my moto g gen1 already..... -_- there is no reason gen 2 users should have it and gen 1 users don't.


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Can't blame everything on Google. OEM's (and sometimes mobile providers) are the ones that decide if/when to push the update.

 

Google should NEVER have let manufacturers and carriers organise updates

 

All android phones (provided minimum specs are there) should be allowed to upgrade to newer versions of android as soon as they are available, just like a PC user can update the OS

 

By letting this happen they have fragmented the OS beyond repair


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is 3 months a long time? 

Considering it was rolled out to Nexus devices, and Nexus users refuse to update or have rolled back to KitKat, it can be.


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Its because of manufacturers and carriers sitting on the update and refusing to let older devices get Lollipop.

 

They do that to force people into buying new phones to get the new Android.

 

Which is one good thing about ios, although you'd have to pay the high $ upfront.

 

Not that it matters to me, because I use CM12  :D

 

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I have lollipop 5.0.2 on my nexus 7(2012), the first release of lollipop was so buggy and made the tablet barely usable, now things are improved a bit but it still slows down quite a bit. Battery life seems improved though.

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my problem with it, is how laggy it is, if it weren't for the dev options to reduce or kill animations i would pull my hair out every time i use my phone

Android 5.0.2_r1 still has a few critical memory leaks that have yet to be plugged.

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Google should NEVER have let manufacturers and carriers organise updates

 

All android phones (provided minimum specs are there) should be allowed to upgrade to newer versions of android as soon as they are available, just like a PC user can update the OS

 

By letting this happen they have fragmented the OS beyond repair

It's not a question of let or not. Android is open source. Just like Amazon, manufacturer's can take android and do what they want with it.

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Sony is about to push their Lollipop version out to Xperia Z2 and Z3 phones with the entire Z lineup to follow soon after. Might lead to a small bump in the graph.


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It's not a question of let or not. Android is open source. Just like Amazon, manufacturer's can take android and do what they want with it.

 

Which is good and bad, but it leads to fragmentation, which for a mobile platform, sucks balls


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Blame phone manufacturers that won't push lolipop to phones that can take it...

 

I went from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean to KitKat by switching devices ffs...

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Because Google can't push out updates for all of the devices out their. Manufacters have to build with their bloatware and then send it to the phones. That's where custom roms come in allowing me to run 5.0.2 on my phone from 2011.


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It's because Android 5.0 is a buggy bitch. At its current revision it still feels like a beta.

 

While I won't say this much, I'm still noticing issues with Lollipop on my shield tablet. Probably the reason why a lot of manufacturers have held off pushing the upgrade to flagship devices. I hope a more stable build will be released soon.


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Which is good and bad, but it leads to fragmentation, which for a mobile platform, sucks balls

Good, bad and which has more points in that direction is a different issue. My point was it's not Google's fault.

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