Google’s Android mobile operating system is now more widely supported than Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems, but the search giant hasn’t released any major new features for Android, despite the platform’s popularity.
While Apple and Android were considered major rivals in mobile devices in the early years of the 21st century, Google’s devices have grown to become more mainstream as consumers have migrated to the Web and other mobile devices.
But that growth hasn’t translated into any major Android updates in the last two years.
The company has announced Android 5.0 Lollipop as the next major version of its mobile operating software.
Lollipop was first released in March.
However, it hasn’t been available for purchase on Google’s Play Store, and the Android 5 Lollipop version is still only compatible with the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
The next major update, called Android 6.0, is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2018.
Android 6 is also expected to have several other major updates that are expected to be released in the next year.