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​Android Marshmallow usage reaches 10 percent

Google Android usage stats early June 2016 show Marshmallow finally above the 10 percent barrier
Android usage stats June 2016
Back in April, Marshmallow was heading for the 5 percent market share barrier and now has just left behind the 10 percent milestone.

Back in early March 2016, Android Marshmallow usage was still very low, at just 2.3 percent of the market. However, it only took one month for it to double, reaching 4.6 percent in April and now, after two more months, a new barrier has been broken - Android Marshmallow usage is finally above the 10 percent mark.

Strange enough, Froyo still refuses to disappear, remaining at 0.1 percent. Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are both nearing extinction as well, with 2 percent and 1.9 percent. Moving on to the popular Google Android versions, these are their numbers:

  • Android 4.1.x-4.3 Jelly Bean - 18.9 percent
  • Android 4.4 KitKat - 31.6 percent
  • Android 5.x Lollipop - 35.4 percent
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - 10.1 percent

Although most Android handsets on the market have large screens, the dominant screen size remains around 4 inches, with 86 percent of the total, up from 85.3 percent back in April. As expected, the number of devices with OpenGL ES 3.0 support continues to grow, but OpenGL ES 2.0 still leads (41.8 percent vs. 48.6 percent).

All the numbers mentioned above were collected by Google during a seven-day period ending on June 6, only taking into account the Android devices accessing Google Play.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06- 9 (Update: 2016-06- 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.