android_distro_novLast month we reported Android’s distribution numbers and according to those numbers, Android 5.x Lollipop was sitting at around the 23.5% mark. That being said, the latest figures have been revealed and according to those numbers, it looks like Android 5.x Lollipop has actually risen and is now installed on 25.6% of Android devices.


This month’s figures also marks it as the first time that we’ve seen Android 6.0 Marshmallow make it to the list. According to those figures, the platform is only on 0.3% of devices which is admittedly rather low, but we suppose give it a few months and we should see the numbers start to rise.

We can only attribute the rise of Lollipop’s figures to the fact that new smartphones are still being sold with Lollipop preinstalled, as opposed to Marshmallow in which only a handful of OEMs have it preinstalled, like the Nexus series of handsets for example. Over time as more manufacturers and carriers start approving the update, the numbers of Marshmallow should rise.

In the meantime as for the other Android installation numbers, Ice Cream Sandwich has seen a marginal dip. Jelly Bean has also dropped slightly and is now sitting at 29% where in the previous month it was at 30.2%. Despite being extremely old, it looks like Froyo refuses to die and has actually been sitting at 0.2% for the past few months.

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