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Google’s Latest Stats Reveal Marshmallow’s Now on 18.7% of Devices

While we’re gonna have to wait until next month to see Nougat’s current numbers, that’s not stopping Google from releasing this month’s stats on devices running the company’s previous versions of Android. And to little or no surprise, 6.0 Marshmallow has grown in percentage, while Lollipop actually dropped slightly.

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Last month, Marshmallow was running on 15.2% of all Android devices. This month, the software is now on 18.7%. This is an increase of 3.5%. And who do we have to thank for that? Probably a bunch of Note 7s.

Yeah, that’s it.

Regarding Lollipop, last month the OS was running on 35.5% of devices. This month, however, the software dropped to 35%, a difference of 0.5%. Of course, this doesn’t really mean anything since this version of Android is still the most widely used version of the mobile OS, but it’s nonetheless interesting to see its numbers drop.

For reference, Android KitKat is currently on 27.7% of devices, Jelly Bean is on 25.6%,  Ice Cream Sandwich is on 1.4%, Gingerbread is shockingly on 1.5%, and Froyo still remains on 0.1%.

Next month, expect more on how many devices running Nougat make up the Android market as we’ll likely have new Pixel phones running it alongside the LG V20 by then.

What’s your take on the latest Android distribution numbers?


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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than a year. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bond to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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