Android 6.0 Marshmallow

In Google’s monthly statistics to the Android version distribution the current version of Android has almost doubled their share 6 Marshmallow-but only to a meager 1.2 percent. Android grew faster 5 lollipop.

The share of smartphones running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and tablets increased in Google’s monthly statistics only from 0.7 to 1.2 per cent.

Marshmallow devices appeared for the first time in November in the statistics. Thus, Marshmallow spreads slower than the previous versions: after four months, Android 5.0 had already accounted for 9.7 percent, Android 4.4 Android 4.3 at 9.2 percent amounted to 2.5 per cent,. Only the Android versions that were installed only on tablets similar to slowly spread: never over 0.4% Android 3.0, Android 3.1 was after four months at 0.3 percent, Android 3.2 at 0.9 percent.

Apparently, very few manufacturers bring updates on Marshmallow for old devices, also interesting new devices with Android 6.0 on the market seem to be hardly for buyers. Be purchased the Android devices namely quite: the share of Android 5.1 increased more than that of Marshmallow, namely by 15.7% to 17.1%. Also shifts – which can occur only by new purchases, but not updates show quite the device size statistics. For example, the share of small appliances falls (small-ldpi, mdpi-normal), while the larger Smartphones (normal hdpi,-xhdpi, xxhdpi).

Nothing will change for developers: with apps for Android, 4.1 reach them almost 95 percent of the clientele, with 4.4 now almost over (after the previous month just under) 70 percent. Android-5 apps running on about one-third of the devices.

Google counts all devices that have visited the app store in the last seven days in the monthly statistics. Thus, all Android devices without app store from the census, fall what are mostly in smartphones running China. Their version distribution should however not great look.

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