Android 6.0 now appears on .5% of Android devices

Android 6 logoThe latest Android distribution figures have been released, and they show that Android 6.0 can now be found on .5% of Android devices. That is up 67% from last month's .3% figure, which had Google's latest Android build installed on close to the same number of units as its ancient Froyo version. Now, there is some separation between Marshmallow and Froyo. Nothing to be terribly proud of we know, but it could have been worse.

Android 6.0 seems to be slow in getting off the blocks. We might chalk this up to update fatigue. After all, the Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 updates seemed to take a lot of steam out of Android manufacturers. Speaking of Lollipop, Android 5.0 (16.3%) and Android 5.1 (13.2%) together have a 29.5% slice of the Android pie. That puts the previous-generation version of Android behind the 36.6% of devices running the more than two-year old Android 4.4 KitKat.

Android 6.0 now appears on .5% of Android devices

After KitKat comes Jelly Bean with 26.9%. This build of Android encompasses Android 4.1.x, Android 4.2.x and Android 4.3. Gingerbread (2.3.3-2.3.7), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3-4.0.4) and Froyo (2.2) round out the remaining builds listed, with 3.4%, 2.9% and .2% of Android phones running these versions, respectively.

Looking ahead, Google has just released Android 6.0.1 to certain Nexus models. The new version of the operating system includes new emoji and some minor adjustments.

Source: phoneArena

Tags: Android, Android 6, Google, OSes

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)