Dashboards | Android Developers 2015-02-02 13-03-10Android Lollipop is definitely taking its time rolling out to the myriad of Android devices on the market, and until today it wasn’t even included on Google’s developer dashboards page. Today, though, reflecting the week preceding February 2nd, 2015, the page has been updated to show that Android 5.0 Lollipop now accounts for a tiny 1.6% share of the current Android install base.

Today’s update to the official chart on Google’s website comes three months after the introduction of the first Android Lollipop device, and shows how staggeringly slow the update’s rollout has been. Even today, HTC announced that its Lollipop update for the carrier versions of the One (M8) and One (M7) has been delayed as the company misses its promise to deliver the update within 90 days.

It also wasn’t until today that Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the Korean company’s current flagship, saw the first mention of Lollipop coming to United States soil.

In fact, Lollipop didn’t show up at all on the above chart until today. “Any versions with less than 0.1% distribution are not shown,” as can be seen in the small text located below the graph. And while the update may have been on a bit more than 0.1% of devices before this week (or not, who knows?), the fact that the update wasn’t even measurable until today says a lot.

This compares to the adoption rate of iOS 8, which the latest figures are showing has already passed 68%.

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