Four months after its rollout began, Marshmallow has reached just 1.2% of Android devices

Google has published its latest breakdown of platform usage, showing the proportion of active devices running each version of the Android OS. The data were collected during a seven-day period ending on February 1, and for a second consecutive month, they show sizeable gains for Lollipop, but only a modest increase for the latest Marshmallow release.

It's now been four months since Android 6.0 Marshmallow began its rollout, but just 1.2% of devices are now running that version. That's an increase of 0.5% since last month, when just 0.7% of active devices had Marshmallow installed.

However, that indicates that Marshmallow is rolling out at an even slower rate than Android 5.0 Lollipop, which had made its way to 1.6% of devices three months after its release.

Version Codename API Last month This month Change
2.2 Froyo 8 0.2% 0.1% -0.1%
2.3.3 - 2.3.7 Gingerbread 10 3.0% 2.7% -0.3%
4.0.3 - 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich 15 2.7% 2.5% -0.2%
4.1.x Jelly Bean 16 9.0% 8.8% -0.2%
4.2.x 17 12.2% 11.7% -0.5%
4.3 18 3.5% 3.4% -0.1%
4.4 KitKat 19 36.1% 35.5% -0.6%
5.0 Lollipop 21 16.9% 17.0% +0.1%
5.1 22 15.7% 17.1% +1.4%
6.0 Marshmallow 23 0.7% 1.2% +0.5%

Lollipop saw the biggest growth this month, with versions 5.0 and 5.1 increasing by a combined total of 1.5% to 34.1% of active devices. However, it continues to trail behind the two-and-a-half-year-old Android 4.4 KitKat, which now accounts for 35.5% of devices, following a 0.6% drop compared with last month.

Every other version of the OS saw a decline in active devices since the last set of stats was published, and for the first time in many months, Android 2.2 Froyo saw a drop in usage, falling to just 0.1% of devices.

Source: Android Developers

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