Android ‘Marshmallow’ version is running on less than 1% Android devices

Android ‘Marshmallow’ version is running on less than 1% Android devices

Google has recently released new developer statistics which show that the company’s latest Android OS 6.0 ‘Marshmallow’ version is currently being used by less than 1 percent users of Android devices.

The Android ‘Marshmallow’ version was officially announced by Google in August this year, and it was launched almost a month back. During its one month of availability, the newest operating system has made its way to barely 0.3 percent of Android-powered handsets.

The latest statistics -- collected by Google from the Play Store app which only supports Android OS 2.2 and later versions -- have also revealed that the Android Marshmallow predecessor, Android OS 5.0 ‘Lollipop,’ is presently powering nearly 25.6 percent of Android devices. In comparison, nearly 21 percent Android handsets were running the Android ‘Lollipop’ version in September.

So far as the other Android OS versions – other than ‘Marshmallow’ and Lollipop’ - are concerned, the data released by Google shows that Android versions 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ are still being run by about 3.3 percent of Android users.

Moreover, nearly 3.8 percent Android users are still running the older Android versions, 2.3.3 through 2.3.7 ‘Gingerbread;’ while merely 0.2 percent Android users are still continuing with the now-vintage Android version 2.2 ‘Froyo.’

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