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Only 0.3 percent of Android Phones run Marshmallow

10 November, 2015 Android


About a month after its initial debut, Google's latest mobile operating system, AKA, Marshmallow run on less than 1% of Android phones. According to newly released developer stats from Google, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has found its way onto just 0.3 percent of Android handsets so far.


The data is collected from signals sent to the Play Store, which helps identify what Android version is on handsets or tablets. Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1), on the other hand, accounts for nearly 26 percent, it is worth noting that Android 5.1 Lollipop jumped to more than 10 percent, perhaps implying that a lot of smartphones are still shipping that run this Android version, while Kit Kat (4.4) is the most popular version with about 38 percent of the total.


Interestingly, while Android 4.4 KitKat, which arrived in October 2013, remained on top of the list, which got 37.8 percent. It ticked downward, however, signifying people might already be shifting to Android 5.1 and 6.0.


The numbers likewise suggest that, presently, there are more devices that run Marshmallow OS over those that are powered by Android 2.2 Froyo (0.2 percent), which began rolling out in May 2010.


Android 6.0 Marshmallow first started rolling out to Nexus devices on Oct. 5. That includes the Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Nexus Player. Other new phones with the OS include the HTC One A9.  Officially announced in August, Android 6.0 "is the sweetest, smartest Android version yet.  One of the best features called Now on Tap as well as battery life improvements, more privacy and security controls, and easier device setup.

 

Source: PCMag

 


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