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Android Marshmallow is on just 0.5% of all Android devices, Lollipop nearly 30%

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Android Marshmallow is on just 0.5% of all Android devices, Lollipop nearly 30%

The cycle keeps, other people. As new Android variations are launched we’re steadily curious to peer how quickly they may be able to display up on the periodic Android Distribution update Google dishes out. Marshmallow first made its appearance in last month’s addition, debuting with a 0.3% percentage of the pie.

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So, the place does it finally end up within the December update? Just a hair upper, with the OS most effective in a position to seek out itself on 0.5% of all units which hook up with Google Play. That’s a gorgeous narrow quantity, however it’s essential to keep in mind that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is nonetheless very younger, and so much top telephones gained’t get the products till we head into the brand new yr.

You want handiest glance towards Lollipop for instance: that exact model debuted with identical numbers, nevertheless it’s now commanding 29.5% of the percentage a yr later. That stated, Lollipop isn’t dominating the charts — that honor is going to KitKat, which was one of probably the most extremely followed OS variations yr-to-yr except for its predecessor Jelly Bean.

Speaking of which, Jelly Bean refuses to die because it’s nonetheless sitting on nearly 27% of units. That’s now not utterly dangerous — many new apps and lines are nonetheless supported, nevertheless it’s approximately time it takes a backseat to the brand new men on the block. We don’t foresee it utterly demise off every time quickly, even though, as a result of even Gingerbread and Froyo are nonetheless kicking round at 3.4% and 0.2%, respectively. Check out the whole breakdown of numbers (and extra facts akin to display sizes and OpenGL variations) right here.


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