+ Wednesday October 23rd, 2019

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It’s time for the monthly look at Android version distribution across the world – specifically the Google Android version distribution, because these numbers don’t take into account devices not hitting Google Play. The good news is that Google’s current favourite Androdid child – Marshmallow, is now playing with 1.2% of Android devices out there.

Hitting the 1% mark is a milestone, but that’s not the only news, Froyo has also seen movement for the first time in months dropping to just 0.1% market share. The rest of the versions mostly saw decline in usage, with Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean (all three versions) and Kit Kat all dropping in market share as well. Lollipop and Marshmallow have picked up the gains this time around.

As usual, here’s the numbers in an easily digestible table compared to last month:

Android VersionJanuaryFebruary
Android 2.2 (Froyo)0.2%0.1%
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread)3.0%2.7%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)2.7%2.5%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean)9.0%8.8%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean)12.2%11.7%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean)3.5%3.4%
Android 4.4 (KitKat)36.1%35.5%
Android 5.0 (Lollipop)16.9%17.0%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)15.7%17.1%
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)0.7%1.2%
Source: Android Developer Dashboard.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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vijay alapati
vijay alapati

This will change when S7 and G5 comes to market

Jack Bauer
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Slower rollout than Lollipop… and yet they said it would be faster.

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