Sunday , October 22 2017

Android Distribution numbers released – Marshmallow still slowly growing

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It’s a new month, so along with a security update for Android we of course also get a look at where each version of Android stands in terms of market share.

Marshmallow and the 5.1 version of Lollipop were the only two versions of Android showing growth this month, with Froyo as usual remaining on 0.1% market share. The remaining versions of Android lost market share in small ways, with the drop from 32.5% to 31.6% the largest drop, with Android 5.0 dropping from 16.2% to 15.4% a close second.

As a side note, it would be a small amount given the small amount of devices available it can be installed on, but finding out how many people are using Android N would be interesting to say the least.

For a full run down of how it looks, here’s a comparison to last months numbers:

Android Version May June
Android 2.2 (Froyo) 0.1% 0.1%
Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) 2.2% 2.0%
Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 2.0% 1.9%
Android 4.1.x (JellyBean) 7.2% 6.8%
Android 4.2.x (JellyBean) 10.0% 9.4%
Android 4.3 (JellyBean) 2.9% 2.7%
Android 4.4 (KitKat) 32.5% 31.6%
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 16.2% 15.4%
Android 5.1 (Lollipop) 19.4% 20.0%
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) 7.5% 10.1%
 

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Paul
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Paul

Still waiting for Marshmallow on my GS5, it’s been released in so many other markets, why not Australia?

Simon Curran
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Simon Curran

Just got my Marshmallow update on my Galaxy Note 5 last night too. Vodafone.

Simon Curran
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Simon Curran

and my housemate with a GN5 on Optus too

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Only just got offered it on my Galaxy Note 5 finally. Updated last night. This is with Virgin Mobile.

mrjayviper
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mrjayviper

congrats google. Marshmallow is at 10% now!

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