Android Platform Distribution Numbers Updated, Marshmallow Makes Its First Appearance At 0.3%
Android Platform Distribution Numbers Updated—Marshmallow Now At 0.5% And Froyo Just Won't Die
Android Platform Distribution Numbers Updated—Marshmallow Creeps Upward And Lollipop Sees A Big Jump
February Platform Distribution Numbers Updated Showing Gains For Lollipop And Marshmallow, And Froyo Finally Drops To 0.1%
March Platform Distribution Numbers Updated—Marshmallow Nearly Doubles To 2.3%, Lollipop Continues To Grow
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It's the beginning of the month, and that means Android platform distribution numbers have been updated. It's also yet another opportunity to wonder who is still using Froyo? Android 2.2 remains steady at 0.2%, but everything else has moved at least a little. Both Marshmallow and Lollipop have moved up, and everyone else is down.
Android version stats, January 2016
|Android version||Previous data (%)||Current data (%)||Change (pp)|
Everything from KitKat or earlier has ticked downward (except for Froyo), but Android 4.1 saw a sizable 1% drop. Lollipop and Marshmallow are up as usual, but notice the big gain for Android 5.1. An increase of 2.5% is huge for a non-current version of Android. Most phones still ship with 5.1, so that's likely from people getting new devices over the holidays.
Marshmallow continues its slow march onward, but it should break lose in a month or two when Samsung starts pushing 6.0 updates. Remember, Lollipop still hadn't even made it on the list at this time last year.
- Android Developers