Android Marshmallow adoption hits 7.5%, Lollipop drops to 35.6%


Google is out with Android distribution numbers for the month of May. Marshmallow 6.0 is continuing to increase its share and is now present on 7.5% of Android devices, up from 4.6% in April.

In comparison, Lollipop was already running on 9% of Android devices during this same time last year. Android Lollipop on the other hand has slightly dropped the market share and is now present on 35.6% of devices, down from 35.8 in April. However, it is still the most installed version of Android. KitKat went down from 33.4% in April to 32.5% in May while Jelly Bean went down from 21.3% to 20.1% in the same period. Ice Cream Sandwich on the other hand dropped from 2.2% to 2.0% while Gingerbread is present on 2.2% of devices, down from 2.6%. Finally, Froyo is still hanging on and is present on 0.1% of all Android devices.

These numbers are compiled from Android devices that accessed the Play Store in a seven-day period ending on May 2.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+