Android Lollipop Adoption On The Rise As More Flagship Phones Flood The Market

Google’s biggest failure with Android is its inability to boost adoption of the latest versions, as manufacturers continue to churn out devices running older versions of the OS long after they’re outdated.
However, if the latest Android OS adoption stats are anything to go by, Google seems to be doing a lot better getting Android 5.0 Lollipop out there, and while it’s a bit late, the numbers do seem to be surging.
Android Lollipop Adoption
According to Google’s stats collected between April 28 and May 4, 9% of all Android devices are now running on Android 5.0, while a further 0.7% devices are running on Android 5.1.
The percentage of devices running Android Lollipop has nearly doubled in the past one month, leading us to believe that the launch of flagships such as the Galaxy S6 could have something to do with it.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and have been racking up great sales. If true, chatter about Google’s decreasing reliance on Samsung as a partner just went out the window.
Further, it also shows the importance of the high-end smartphone market, which while being put increasingly under pressure by better mid-range devices, still has the potential to show massive changes in OS adoption figures.

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