Google has released the Android platform distribution numbers for the month of May, revealing that the latest iteration of its mobile OS – Marshmallow – is now powering 7.5% of all active Android devices worldwide.



That’s quite a notable jump for Marshmallow given that its share was 4.6% last month. Lollipop, meanwhile, held on to the top spot with 35.6% share, slightly down from 35.8% in April. KitKat also saw a decrease in share from 33.4% last month to 32.5% this month. While Jelly Bean went down from 21.3% to 20.1% in the same period. Ice Cream Sandwich on the other hand dropped from 2.2% to 2.0% while Gingerbread is present on 2.2% of devices, down from 2.6%. Finally, Froyo is still hanging on and is present on 0.1% of all Android devices.

Source:- Android

4 Responses

  1. brandon

    iOS 9.x was on 75% of devices in January. Just saying. This is the most frustrating part of owning Android devices… the delay or the simply not even getting an update. Yes, Yes… I could get a Nexus, but I like my Galaxy Note 5 and I don’t want to have to give up my SPen just to get updates.

  2. coopere

    OEMs and carriers are responsible for this. They’re only in it for the money and couldn’t care less about the consumer. More consumers should invest in Nexus devices. For this I wish Google was like Apple

  3. Daniél Lecoq

    Google should work harder to get the OEMs to follow the 18 months of updates they agree to when they have Google apps(Play and such) pre-installed.
    It would be quite easy for Google.
    Update your devices within 3 months of new Android version or lose the right to pre-install Google Play.
    Oh, and that should be for all devices, not just the flagships.
    As Brandon below, your Galaxy Note 5 will get Marshmallow and probably “N” as well, after some time, but say that you bought a cheap “low-end/mid-range” Samsung. You’d be stuck on whatever it came with unless it becomes popular in the ROM community, which it probably wont. Like a new Samsung Galaxy Trend 2, with 4.4.4…


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