As Android 5.0 Lollipop Market Share Sits At 1.6 Percent, OnePlus Teases Update For Its Flagship
If you've been anxiously waiting for Android's 5.0 Lollipop to hit your phone, you probably won't take much comfort with the knowledge that many others are already enjoying it. According to Google's own tracking, 1.6% of the active Android phones out there pack the 5.0 sucker sweetness, and if that doesn't seem too impressive, the OS did just come out in November, and rollout has for some reason been slow on many devices. We should soon see that 1.6% get a major boost.
It's not too surprising to see that 4.4 KitKat is the most common build floating around out there, with a share of 39.7%, but what does stick out is the fact that both 4.1 and 4.2 have individual shares three times greater than 4.3, which sits at 6.3%.
Another interesting thing to note: Gingerbread 2.3, despite having been released way back in December of 2010, has four times as many users as Lollipop does.
Well, while we're all mulling over 5.0 stats, OnePlus is hard at work at getting its next major OS update to its popular One smartphone out the door. Currently, the phone runs CyanogenMod 11S, but it's been no secret that a 5.0-infused OS is en route. Need a teaser? Look no further:
At this point, it's not quite clear what OS exactly will be hitting the device. Due to legal issues in India, OnePlus has abandoned further CyanogenMod rollouts there, and as a result, "Oxygen OS" was born. But whether that's a new launcher built on top of CM, or an entirely self-built OS, we're not sure.
Rumor has it that we'll be learning a lot more about this soon though, potentially within the next two weeks. Let's hope so, because that teaser leaves a bit to be desired.