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Lollipop still on under ten per cent of Android phones

Latest figures released shows that fewer than ten per cent of Android users are running Lollipop, the latest Android OS.

Despite still being run by only 9.7 per cent of users, the newest Android platform has seen a jump over the last month, probably thanks to a few major carrier rollouts and the release of the HTC One (M9) and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that ship with Lollipop installed.

It will also have seen another boost with the release of Android 5.1, which has sorted out many of the bugs and omissions brought about by the release of Android 5.0, prompting users to upgrade.

KitKat 4.4 is still the most popular OS with a 39.8 per cent share of the market, followed by the various iterations of Jelly Bean, which have a cumulative total of 39.2 per cent over three versions.

Lollipop has overtaken Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread and even the newly released Lollipop 5.1 has overtaken Froyo, a huge leap from a few months back when even Android 2.2 had a greater uptake than Lollipop.

The rollout of Android 5.0 has been besets by problems with many devices still yet to see the upgrade due t0 delays from carriers. It is expected that when Android produces its next monthly report on Android platform percentages Lollipop will have overtaken at least Jelly Bean 4.1, especially if sales of the S6, S6 Edge and M9 keep going well.

Are you running Lollipop on your phone? What do you think of Android 5.0 or 5.1? Let us know in the comments.

Also, if you want to know what we think about the HTC One (M9), check out the latest issue of Android magazine, which also has 50 top hacks, ROMs and apps for getting the most out of your device. It’s available in shops and online now.