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
April Platform Distribution Numbers Updated—Marshmallow Doubles Again To 4.6%, Lollipop Holds Steady
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Google has released new platform distribution numbers, and if you're anything like me, you immediately want to know if Froyo is dead yet. Well, it's not dead, but usage has ticked downward for the first time in ages. Lollipop and Marshmallow saw some nice upward movement too, while everything else was down.
Marshmallow is currently running on 1.2% of devices, which really ought to be higher by now. Lollipop didn't show up until the February 2015 numbers, but when it did, it was at 1.6%. So despite a faster start, Marshmallow adoption is now tracking behind that of Lollipop. Also, Lollipop is still moving up right now, and plenty of phones still ship with it.
As for Froyo, it has been at 0.2% of devices since last summer, but now it's on the verge of falling off the charts. Anything below 0.1% isn't reported by Google. Froyo is almost dead, just give it a few months.
- Android Developers