Like any software update, Android 5.0 Lollipop has had its share of ups and downs. Even though reports claim that all glitches in the software have been smoothened out, still only a small number of users have received the update.
Looking at Google's own statistics, Android 5.0 Lollipop is nowhere to be found on the map.
According to Google's Dashboards where devices running on different versions of Android are shown individually, Android Lollipop has reached less than 0.1 percent of all Android smartphones and tablets. Jelly Bean is still the dominant Android version powering 46 percent of all Android devices, while KitKat trails behind with 39.1 percent.
It is extremely depressing to see Google's latest and most-talked-about Android version miss the charts, even after two months of release. At least Android 4.4 KitKat was found on 1.1 percent of devices in its first month, which was not a great number but definitely a better one.
Google rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its entire Nexus lineup along with the Google Play Edition devices. Other smartphones like Moto X and Moto G have also received the update recently but a large number of high-end popular smartphones like Samsung's flagship lineup and other brands are still to get it.
The reasons behind Lollipop not finding favour with a large number of devices are many. First off, the original roll-out to some Nexus handsets like Nexus 7 was full of errors and performance glitches. It took almost a month to fix the errors, which came along as Android 5.0.1 Lollipop version. Recently, the company also addressed the long-standing memory leak bug in Lollipop-updated smartphones. It's not just the sluggish roll-out of Lollipop that kept users away from the overhauled OS version but the errors and glitches also had a major role in the play.
Of course, there is a lot of buzz around the roll-out of Android Lollipop to a wider range of smartphones like Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony and others. Hopefully, the next month will bring more handsets under the Lollipop umbrella and give a respectable audience to the platform charts.