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Android Lollipop Gains Market Share

Android Lollipop Gains Market ShareGoogle’s figures show that Lollipop (encompassing both its 5.0 and 5.1 versions) now accounts for 9.7 per cent of devices running Android, with the percentage a representation of all devices that visited the Google Play Store over a period of seven days.

As reported by Forbes, this represents a month-on-month increase of 79.6 per cent.

By way of comparison, Lollipop’s predecessor, KitKat, now accounts for 39.8 per cent of Android devices, with Jelly Bean accounting for 39.2 per cent of devices.

Lollipop began rolling out towards the end of last year, with the new figures indicating industry is now beginning to embrace the operating system.

While Lollipop has been, and continues to be, rolled out across pre-existing devices, it is also likely that the sale of new devices running the operating system helped drive its share of the market up over the last month.

New smartphone releases such as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and HTC’s One M9 run Lollipop, with the impact of sales likely to be felt over the coming months.