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Android 6.0 Marshmallow usage has almost doubled in the last month

Android Marshmallow has just reached 2.3 percent market share
Android Marshmallow
Although Marshmallow still has a very low market share, new data from Google reveals that its popularity almost doubled since last month while Lollipop finally became the dominant Android version.

After spending a long time as leader of the Android distribution charts, KitKat finally steps down and Android Lollipop becomes the most used version of Google's mobile operating system. However, the most interesting part of the new charts is Marshmallow's evolution, as this major Android release almost doubled its market share in a month, jumping from 1.2 percent to 2.3 percent.

The data collected by Google during the 7-day period that ends on March 1st shows the following numbers:

  • 2.2 Froyo - 0.1 percent (stable)
  • 2.3 Gingerbread - 2.6 percent (0.1 percent drop)
  • 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - 2.5 percent (0.2 percent down)
  • 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Jelly Bean - 8.1, 11.0, 3.2 percent (0.7, 0.7, 0.2 percent down)
  • 4.4 KitKat - 34.3 percent (1.2 percent loss)
  • 5.0, 5.1 Lollipop - 16.9, 19.2 percent (0.1 percent down, 2.1 percent up)
  • 6.0 Marshmallow - 2.3 percent (1.1 percent increase)

Compared to last month, the winners are Lollipop (2 percent increase overall) and Marshmallow. Although the market share gain of Android 6 is lower than Lollipop's, the growth from 1.2 to 2.3 percent in a single month is quite impressive. The next thing to come is Froyo's disappearance from the charts, but Marshmallow is now the main Android variant to watch.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 9 (Update: 2016-03- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.