Android Lollipop on less than 0.1% of devices as HTC Google Play Edition updates delayed

Android Lollipop on less than 0.1% of devices as HTC Google Play Edition updates delayedIf you’ve been following the Android update scene for the past few years, this one will come as no surprise: The latest version <insert name> is rolling out incredibly slowly, and it’s been delayed for certain devices.

Specifically, Lollipop 5.0 officially appears on less than 0.1% (one in a thousand) Android devices, while owners of the HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Edition handsets will have to wait a little longer than expected.

The latest Android distribution figures are provided – as ever – by developer.android.com, and here we’re looking at the 7-day period ending December 1, 2014.

Embarrassingly, Android Lollipop isn’t even a factor, with the guys explaining: “Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown.” Ouch.

KitKat (Android 4.4) remains on a healthy 33.9%, while Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) is still the most popular version of Google’s mobile OS, with 48.7% share. Almost 1 in 10 active Android phones is rocking four-year-old Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

Meanwhile, owners of the HTC One M8 and M7 Google Play Edition have suffered a second setback. They were originally expecting to receive Lollipop 5.0 by the end of November, but more recently December 1 was the date promised.

Alas, according to HTC Product Manager Mo Versi, Google’s “current workload” has prevented approval of the Lollipop update. Interestingly, that tweet has now disappeared (did Mo get his wrists slapped, perhaps?), but not before it was documented by PhoneArena.

Wondering when you should expect a taste of 5.0? Check out Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated?

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 2, 2014 at 16:55

I have about zero doubt that they pushed the Nexus 6 and Lollipop to pre-empt the iPhone 6 etc etc... result: fail.
Some Galaxy devices now have an 'expected' date of Q3 2015 LOL-lipoop

SpeedyG  Dec. 3, 2014 at 00:03

My tablet and phone are ready and waiting.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2014 at 00:17

It's Christmas soon - flash Gingerbread!

SpeedyG  Dec. 3, 2014 at 00:25

That's cold as ice (cream) sandwich(ed) with some honeycomb and jelly bean Ben and Jerry's

kitechker  Dec. 3, 2014 at 11:37

There's a lot of bugs to still resolve. I have it on the Nexus 10. Not had a chance to really test it out cos of the kids wanting to use it but being the 0.1% I feel like a wolf rather than a sheep :p

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