Android Marshmallow closing in on Lollipop
Although Marshmallow has been available since early October 2015, its predecessor is still the king. However, Lollipop's market share has been slowly going down for a while, and now it seems that Marshmallow will become the most popular Android version in a month, maybe two.
After spending a few months stuck at 1 percent, Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich continue their downfall, reaching 0.9 percent this month. These are all the new Android distribution numbers:
There is also one interesting fact that needs to be highlighted - most likely due to the massive updates to Nougat, Android Marshmallow dropped 0.1 percent from last month.
The most popular screen size/density combination is still normal/hdpi (240 dpi), with 36.3 percent (0.2 percent gain since last month). OpenGL ES 3.0 also increases its lead by a small percentage, reaching 42.5 percent (0.2 percent increase).
The numbers mentioned in this article have been gathered by Google in the 7-day period that ended on April 3. These stats only take into account the devices that access Google Play, so devices like Android's Fire Phone have no impact on these statistics.
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