Google released the Android distribution report for the month of February. The latest Android 5.0 Lollipop has more than doubled its distribution share in a month - it now runs on 3.3% of all Android hardware (up from 1.6% last month).
The growth of Android 5.0 Lollipop should hardly catch anyone by surprise. A number of high-volume Android devices received an update to the new build over the past month. New hardware with the OS has also hit the market.
Android 4.4 KitKat also grew its distribution share to 40.9%. A month ago, 39.7% of all devices ran KitKat.
Unsurprisingly, Android Jelly Bean and its various iterations lost a bit of ground in February. Combined, the three major Jelly Bean releases boot on 42.6% of all devices - down from 44.5% a month ago.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 2.3 Gingerbread have declined by half a percentage point each to 5.9% and 6.9% respectively. Android 2.2 Froyo hasnít moved from its 0.4% distribution share.
When Google screwed the ability to fully use a micro SD card I stopped updating.
You're just wrong. Google has worked hard to make Lollipop and KitKat backward compatible with older devices. Just about any phone made from 2013 onward can support LP. It just takes a long time to get Android to work for each unique chipset.
This article cracks me up...in 4 months, 3.3% of Android phones are running 5.0.x. Yet, this seemingly happy-go-lucky article says, "The growth of Android 5.0 Lollipop should hardly catch anyone by surprise." Really? What growth? And Google...