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
Updated May Platform Distribution Numbers Show Marshmallow As The Only Version Gaining, Now At 7.5%
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Google has updated its platform distribution numbers today, showing a nice increase for Android 6.0, but Lollipop is still ticking upward too. As for our Froyo deathwatch, the watch continues as Android 2.2 is holding on at 0.1%.
Android version stats, March 2016
|Android version||Previous data (%)||Current data (%)||Change (pp)|
This is by far the largest bump in usage Marshmallow has seen since its release. It almost doubled since last month as several popular phones started getting their 6.0 updates. Android 5.1 continues to grow as budget phones are updated, but 5.0 variants have actually gone down 0.1% this month.
KitKat lost 1.2% this time, the largest of any single version. It does have a lot farther to fall, though. Even now it makes up more than a third of all Android devices. All the older versions of Android are down by less than 1%. Froyo could die any day now, but then we'll have the Gingerbread deathwatch, then the ICS deathwatch, and so on.
- Android Developers