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It's the beginning of the month again, and that means it's time for Google to update the Android platform distribution numbers. We've been waiting ages for Froyo to die, but it lives on this month. However, Marshmallow continues to show strong performance as the only version gaining market share right now.
Here's the full breakdown of this month's numbers.
Android version stats, May 2016
|Android version||Previous data (%)||Current data (%)||Change (pp)|
So, as you can see, Froyo is still sitting there at 0.1%, mocking us with its obsolescence. Most other versions had a small drop this month. Only Froyo and Android 5.1 remained flat. Marshmallow is up almost 3% this month to 7.5% total. However, that's tracking slightly behind Lollipop, which had jumped to almost 10% market share at this time last year.
Most 2015 flagships are either updated to Marshmallow or in the process of being updated. You can expect Marshmallow to continue ticking upward over the coming months, but KitKat is still huge, comprising nearly a third of devices. It's probably destined to be the next Froyo.
- Android Developers