Google has updated its Android platform versions page, and the good news is that Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company's latest version of the mobile operating system, is finally on the official radar – as of February 2, around 1.6 percent of active Android users were using it.
While that's little market share by any measure, it's significant given that Lollipop's adoption has been so slow that it failed to make any real impact in usage share stats for the first couple of months after its release.
This is partly attributed to the slow pace at which Android device manufacturers push out big updates. However, that number should increase in the coming weeks as numerous phones are set to receive the Android 5.0 update fairly soon including popular handsets from Motorola, HTC, Samsung and Sony (some have just got it, depending on your location).
Android 4.4 KitKat also gained share in the past month, increasing 0.6 percent to 39.7 percent. On the other hand, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x to 4.3), which is still the majority holder with 44.5 percent share, registered a cumulative decline of 1.5 percent.
Moving on, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich continued their slow but inevitable decline, losing 0.4 and 0.3 percent to remain at 7.4 and 6.4 percent, respectively, while the market share of Android 2.2 Froyo remained unchanged at 0.4 percent. It is worth noting that the data shared by Google reflects devices running the latest Google Play Store app, which is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 or higher.