Android Marshmallow usage doubles
Until we get to Android Marshmallow, we should first say that Froyo is not dead yet. At 0.1 percent, this is the least popular Android version currently accessing The Google Play Store. With 2.6 percent and 2.2 percent, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are another two major Android versions that can be considered irrelevant. On the other hand, Android Marshmallow continues its solid growth, doubling its market share in just a month.
Leaving Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich aside, these are the numbers that show the current market share of the most popular Android versions:
- Android 4.1.x-4.3 Jelly Bean - 21.3 percent
- Android 4.4 KitKat - 33.4 percent
- Android 5.x Lollipop - 35.8 percent
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow - 4.6 percent
The dominant screen size remains around 4 inches, with 85.3 percent of the total, while the number of devices that support OpenGL ES 3.0 continues to grow. OpenGL ES 2.0 still leads, with 50.9 percent, but OpenGL ES 3.0 now has a share of 40.7 percent.
The data mentioned above was collected during a seven-day period that ended on April 4. As usual, no versions older than Android 2.2 were not included.