Android 5.0 Lollipop update has finally reached enough devices to appear on Google’s developer stats


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It wasn’t long ago that we were wondering how long it would take for Android 5.0 Lollipop to make its way to the Android version distribution chart. Google offers the chart to developers to see which versions of Android are most prominent to help target the right audience.

The chart doesn’t show versions with less than 0.1% of the pie, but Android 5.0 Lollipop has made a roaring comeback to take a whopping 1.6% in today’s update. This would mark the first time it has been seen on the list.

We reckon that has a lot to do with more Moto G units getting the upgrade recently, as well as Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 devices starting to receive the upgrade through Europe and Asia. The Samsung Galaxy S5 in the United States has also started receiving the upgrade as of today.

Lollipop statue

1.6% of a small pie is nothing, but 1.6% of potentially billions of active Android handsets out there is no small number. Jelly Bean and KitKat will likely hold the crown for a while longer, but it’s nice to see Lollipop finally find its way onto the list. You can find the full numbers in the chart above, and developers who actually need this data can find other goodies — such as screen densities and resolutions — at the jump.

[via Android Developers]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Still waiting for Lollipop on my 2013 Moto G (Wind Mobile – Canada)

    1. Ngfhm – never gonna f&cking happen, man. I’m on Koodo in Calgary and I’m still using CM 11/KitKat in my Nexus 5. Still waiting for wifi and memory usage bugs to get eliminated and battery life to actually improve with Lollipop like it was supposed to.

  2. Dear Google,
    Where in the f_ck is 5.0.2 for us Nexus 5’ers? Dear Phandroid, please forward this to Google! :) Sincerely, A bunch of Angry Androider’s

    1. The 5.0.X builds are usually bug fix releases. Each device doesn’t necessarily have the same bugs to fix or need a bug fix patch. That sad there are bugs that need to be fixed but a Nexus 5 – 5.0.2 patch may fix things that another devices 5.0.2 patch doesn’t.

  3. its nice being in the top 2% here….maybe that is why they are not really focusing on fixing the bugs in my Nexus….why worry about the few of us out there, right?

    1. I’m sure they have a huge list of bugs to address, they’re probably working on them tirelessly.

      1. I hope so! I’m assuming you are right =)

  4. 32 Million devices have Lollipop assuming there are 2 billion Android devices out there that are functional and 1 out of every 13 phones is on Gingerbread o_O

  5. Do you know if that includes the Verizon Galaxy S5

  6. No ATT users yet, we are waiting… -_-

  7. Still waiting for M8 Update to 5.0.1 for Verizon Wireless in the US. When is the HTC getting its update?

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