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Nearly after 8 months of its release, Android Lollipop only has 18.1% marketshare

Nearly after 8 months of its release, Android Lollipop only has 18.1% marketshare
Android has been plagued by fragmentation for as long as we can remember. OS updates like Android 3.0 Honeycomb didn't help Google's case either. But the issues have significantly improved since the days of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although Google is nowhere near to killing of the ghosts of fragmentation altogether.

The Android marketshare figures from July 2015 have been released, showing a welcome increase for the latest iteration of Android 5.0+ Lollipop. The new figures show that Android 5.0+ Lollipop has touched 18.1%, with Android 5.1 accounting for 2.6% of the pie.

With more Android 5.0 and 5.1 devices launching in the markets, we can expect the marketshare figures to increase in the coming months. But unfortunately for Google, the release of Android 6.0 or Android M is imminent, so it won't be long before Android Lollipop becomes a thing of the past, much like Android KitKat is today.

The good news for Google is that older Android versions like KitKat, Jelly Bean and Gingerbread have seen a fall, suggesting that more users are making the switch to newer versions of Android. It seems like Android 2.2 Froyo will soon become extinct as it's running on just 0.3% of all Android devices worldwide.

Android marketshare numbers are recorded from the Google Play Store and isn't completely accurate. But it gives us a very good idea as to how Google's mobile operating system is faring compared to the previous month.


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