February Android distribution: Lollipop at 1.6%, KitKat approaches 40%

Another month, another Android distribution chart.

As of February 2nd, Lollipop has finally entered the chart with 1.6%, likely because widely-distributed devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3 have received the update in some parts of the world.


Android 4.4 KitKat also gained share in the past month, rising 0.6% to 39.7%, largely at the expense of Jelly Bean, which between 4.1 and 4.3 declined a cumulative 1.5% between January and February. Jelly Bean, though, is still the majority holder with 44.5%, just above KitKat’s 39.7%.

Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, now four and three years old, respectively, continued their slow decline this month, losing 0.4% and 0.3% respectively to remain at 7.4% and 6.4% of overall user share. Froyo also stayed static at 0.4%.

It’s nice to see Lollipop finally enter the chart, even if it is at a pitiful 1.6% after three months since GA.

In Canada, only Nexus devices and the 2nd gen Moto X have received Lollipop in volume, with the HTC One M8 beginning its roll out. Samsung, Sony and LG have yet to begin their Android 5.0 rollouts.


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