Android Marshmallow now active on 15.2% of Android devices: Google

According to the latest Google Play Distribution data for seven-day period ended on August 1, Android Marshmallow is now running on 15.2% of active devices. This depicts a rise of 1.9% in a month when compared to July, which was 13.3%. In June, the data was 10.1%.

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Android Lollipop 5.1 version still dominates the share with its distribution found on 21.4% devices. Lollipop 5.0 version is found on 14.1% active devices. It makes a combined share of 35.5% compared to the 35.1% share last month. Considering the fact that Android Nougat is nearing its roll out to devices, the adoption of Marshmallow OS seems to be significantly low.

Android KitKat 4.4 version is also found to rule the chart with 29.2% active devices still carrying the OS. It was 30.1% in July. Jelly Bean 4.1x is found on 6% devices, Jelly Bean 4.2x is spotted on 8.3% devices, and its 4.3 version is recorded on 2.4% devices.

Android Icecream Sandwich 4.0.3 – 4.0.4 and Gingerbread 2.3.3 – 2.3.7 versions are also found on the distribution data chart with 1.6% and 1.7% adoption respectively. The Icecream version has dropped 0.1% and Gingerbread has dropped 0.2% from July. Android 2.2 Froyo’s device distribution share is at 0.1%, similar to the previous month.

Google distribution data is collected from the Android devices visiting the Google Play app that supports Android 2.2 and higher. Google also released the data about the relative number of devices that support a particular version of OpenGL ES. The OpenGL 2.0 now runs on 46% of active Android devices, while OpenGL 3.0 runs on 42.6%, and OpenGL 3.1 on 11.4%.

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ashish Maharashtra
August 5, 2016 10:51 am 10:51 AM

Marshmallow is active on my phone from last 1-2 months i believe only problem is screen overlay detected ,its a little irritating they should simplify it so that users dont have to restart the phone again and again.

August 4, 2016 11:15 pm 11:15 PM

The count of devices running on Android marshmallow is increased because of new devices bought and not because of older devices getting os updates

August 4, 2016 1:50 pm 1:50 PM

My phone is running on Android 7.0 Nougat beta.

ashish Maharashtra
August 5, 2016 10:54 am 10:54 AM

I think beta version are good for those users who are ready to bear some unsuitability until its official stable version is released 🙂

August 5, 2016 11:04 am 11:04 AM

I only updated to the beta when I was sure it was the final developer build which was the release candidate, I didn’t bother with any of the initial betas. The current beta is expected to become the final Android 7.0 within a week or so. Google is releasing it early this time and breaking the tradition since Nexus 2016 isn’t gonna be the first android phone running Nougat, LG is beating them in the race this time.