Marshmallow Sees Rise in Devices Using it in Latest Android Distribution Figures


The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android, codenamed Marshmallow, has seen a slight uptake in the last one month to hit the 7.5% mark. Last month, it accounted for 4.6% of all Android devices.

With several devices receiving the update in the last few weeks, older versions like Lollipop and KitKat have seen marginal drops. This is according to the latest data made available by Google on its Android developer dashboard.

2-year-old Android Lollipop still rules the roost

In fact, every other version of Android saw a slight dip. Only Marshmallow witnessed positive growth.


This is to be expected, though. We have already seen the latest devices from all the big global smartphone brands. Most have already gone on sale in several markets and since they run Android 6.0.1 out of the box, the numbers will only go higher when Google releases them again early next month. Several key mid-range devices running Android Marshmallow are also expected to start showing up while users continue crossing their fingers for updates to 6.0 on their older devices.