Marshmallow Finally Crosses 1% Mark in Latest Android Platform Distribution Numbers


Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is currently rolling out to a few devices around the world, now runs on about 1.2% of all Android devices. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system released late last year is set to get a significant share of the pie as more and more devices receive the Marshmallow update in coming months and several new smartphones arrive running it out of the box.

Android 5.x Lollipop, first unveiled in 2014, accounts for 34% of all mobile devices running Android that accessed the Google Play Store in the seven days leading to February 1st. 2-year old Android 4.4, codenamed KitKat, is the single most-used version of Android. It accounts for 35.5% of all Android devices. Android JellyBean, at 23.9%, is the third most popular version of Android. Ice Cream Sandwich, released in 2011 and Gingerbread, available from 2010, are now below the 3% mark while 5-year old Android Froyo is on its way out with a negligible 0.1% market share.


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