Android in March: Lollipop inches past 5 percent

08 April, 2015
KitKat remains dominant, adds another half percent over last month's numbers.

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  • AnonD-184010

wait for next year, when nokia unveil its new android device with google service, the latest version of android will boost rapidly!

  • Anonym

SamX, 09 Apr 2015Why would you need a file explorer??? i have a S5 but i seldom u... moreMaybe you have a faster way of moving both documents and pictures between an USB flash drive (connected through OTG) and the phone's internal storage/SD card?

Just because you are clueless about it doesn't it's not a vital part of someone else's workflow!

  • SamX

Anonymous, 09 Apr 2015An older android device with an older OS is still more advanced ... moreWhy would you need a file explorer??? i have a S5 but i seldom use my file explorer unless i donwloaded pirated apk and install it. All you need to explore are pics and music all other files are data and program files

  • Anonymous

AnonD-314503, 08 Apr 2015Then I feel sorry for android having a magnitude of devices. It ... moreAn older android device with an older OS is still more advanced than the latest Apple device with the latest iOS.... even my 10 year old Nokia has a file explorer... LOL.

  • AnonD-260946

Anonymous, 08 Apr 2015i want ios 8.3 for my s5. it is laggy still... :((Troll

  • Rupesh

Samsung has not provide update . 512 mb ram device jelly bean run so Google graph not slove update details to Kitket update

  • SamX

Why wont google just follow windows desktop concept, build the OS, push it to all phones with "generic drivers" to at least let the phone function for the meantime and let OEM push the "official driver" updates and the touchwiz, sense... and the other customization to the phones. Unlike now its google who are pushing the updates like the google keyboard, messenger, calendar... why not the other way around

  • AnonD-59657

Shame on HTC, until now still no lollipop for older flagship devices like One (M7, M8) and OneMax!

  • Anonym

AnonD-312360, 08 Apr 2015Then you clearly dont understand the android eco system. a. ... moreAs the owner of a few Cyanogenmod powered devices (plural) you don't have waste any time explaining me the Open Source side of Android.

I still don't see how that addresses in any way the non-existent official support that manufacturers should be giving their customers (in all phones, not just a select few flagships and for a limited time only)...

Sure, I can service myself some unofficial upgrades with a few trade-offs (losses of some of the proprietary stuff the phone may have, such as HDMI for instance). I have been quite happy with that for years now, but... I don't have any illusions about it.

If Android users don't even allow to acknowledge this, then the issue will never get fixed.
Other systems fanboys waste too many time making-up non-existing issues in Android, but here is a real pain which is quite serious (as security updates to the core system are non-existent to many phones or take far too long for others) and should be something which has the potential to bring Android to it's knees should a credible alternative arise (something which hasn't happened yet).

And the powers of Android sit quietly not coming up with a solution for the problem, only more excuses to not reaching a solution.

  • AnonD-312360

Anonym, 08 Apr 2015I don't see how that solves Android fragmentation problems and g... moreThen you clearly dont understand the android eco system.

a. It is open source.
b. It is applied as stock android on some devices and modified with skins on some.
c. It is adopted by a vast number of manufacturers.
d. Total number of android devices is overwhelmingly more than any other ecosystem.
e. It is adopted on a big variety of devices ranging from entry level to flagships therefore it is on various levels of hardware.

If you are able to appreciate not one of the above points but all of the above points as a whole then you can understand the diversity of the android ecosystem and your doubts will not arise in the first place!

  • AnonD-314503

such wow much smarts, 08 Apr 2015"WOW no wonder people refer IOS" - so to context this ... moreThen I feel sorry for android having a magnitude of devices. It means buy flagship now and next year its a crap. Short reign in the food chain. It doesnt deserve a penny.

  • AnonD-308243

i dont know other ppls reasons but i checked the FOT and yep lollipop is available but with all the bugs and issues reported I'm reluctant to change from kitkat to this new firmware . honestly i dont want to deal with teething broblems that androind 5.0 has to dish out. I'll waint until a more stable version is released and update my note 4 but it wont be untill most issues are ironed out sorry to the lollipop fans its just not ripe enough for me.

  • Anonymous

i want ios 8.3 for my s5. it is laggy still... :((

  • AnonD-294993

I m very satisfied with latest update of android 5.0 in my galaxy S5 . All small problems and bugs seems to be gone . Everything works really great .

  • AnonD-222770

Unveiled on June 25 2014 and reached 5-percent after 10 months.. Something is wrong!

  • Anonymous

Anonym, 08 Apr 2015I don't see how that solves Android fragmentation problems and g... moreI hope you do know that the 46% of android devices on 4.4 or later make up more devices than iOS and WP combined so fragmentation is not even that big of a problem as people make it to be.

Anonymous, 08 Apr 2015My lenovo k900 stuck with jellybean :(Just flash CM12.1 (android 5.1)

  • yeah!

Anonym, 08 Apr 2015I don't see how that solves Android fragmentation problems and g... morethat is true although for the amount of phones it is a lot of time and effort they would be spending on developing the roms's/os'es for each and every device than spending on developing better phones, yeah and that is now apple do it because they make their devices, so to control the production, msoft have their own phone manufacturing plant to make msoft phones and any other maker is either msoft devoted or take their time where as google lease out their os to any and all companies so how they can control it would be madness and I still see people rocking old phones like my mate who is 22 still uses the htc desire z that uses an older android or of coerce there is all those off brand devices that never get upgraded so it is not
"android"'s fault as that is just a software from *Google* it is upto all the manufactures to sort it although as I said in my last comment they make so many devices it is hard to keep up and update/grade all their former devices to the latest and greatest android os and with the os needing certain hardware specs to run smooth (or at all) you see now??

  • Anonym

such wow much smarts, 08 Apr 2015"WOW no wonder people refer IOS" - so to context this ... moreI don't see how that solves Android fragmentation problems and general lack of updates...
I get how Apple, Microsoft and others solve it, I just wasn't able to read in your reply how Android is solving it -- because facts clearly show whatever you tell yourself Android manufacturers are doing isn't working.

  • chiel2909

Nice that my nexus 7 from 2012 supports and now runs android 5.1