Android 5.0 Lollipop barely surpassed the mark of 1,5%, iOS 8 reached 70%




The share of the latest version of the operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop first time exceeded 1.5% of all devices supporting mobile platform Google. The same indicator for iOS 8, according to the end of January, close to 70%.


February 2 operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop first appeared in official statistics Google. This means that the platform is able to overcome the barrier of 0.1%. However, as of February four-month appearance the latest version of the system on their devices continues to 98.4% of their respective owners.

Recently it became known that the company HTC, which previously officially pledged to update the flagship smartphone HTC M7 and M8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, does not fit in 90 days. Product manager for the US market Mo. The version found that the Taiwanese manufacturer has no time to the promised “Deadline”, which expired on February 1.


Versions reported that HTC has faced “some difficulties”, referring to the fixes that Google has made to the Lollipop since the release, as well as long term testing and certification for operators. When the owners of smartphones HTC-wait for the update, the company did not say.

According to statistics, Apple, iOS operating system 8 of January 21 was set at 69% of the smartphone iPhone, iPod players and tablet iPad. Over the previous two weeks the proportion of fresh mobile platform has increased by 1%. Currently in second place for the dissemination of iOS 7 with 28%, and even older versions of gain in the amount of not more than 3%.


Major releases of competing operating systems iOS 8 and Android 5.0 Lollipop was released almost simultaneously – in the autumn of last year . Changes in Apple’s mobile platform focused mainly on the level of functionality, while the most significant changes “green robot” associated with the transition to the language design Material Design.

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