Nov 05 AT 3:00 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Google posts Nov. 2015 Android distribution stats, Marshmallow makes its first appearance

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The November 2015 Android distribution stats are in, and with ‘em come the first appearance of Marshmallow!

Google surveyed Google Play during a 7-day period ending on November 2, and it found that 0.3 percent of all devices were running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Meanwhile, Android Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1 combined) was on 25.6 percent of devices, an increase from the 23.5 percent adoption rate that it saw last month.

Meanwhile, all other versions either fell in adoption or held steady. Android 4.4 KitKat dropped from 38.9 to 37.8 percent from October to November, while Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) had an adoption rate of 29 percent, down from 30.2 percent in October. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich fell 0.1 percent to finished at 3.3 percent.

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Finally, Android 2.3 and Android 2.2 finished November’s survey period with 3.8 and 0.2 percent, respectively. Those are the same numbers that those desserts put up in October.

So there are your November 2015 Android stats. It’s no surprise to see Android 6.0 debut at such a low number given that Marshmallow is pretty much only available on Nexus devices so far, though the imminent arrival of the HTC One A9 will change that. Meanwhile, continued launches of Android 5.0 and 5.1 phones have helped to push Lollipop’s adoption rate up.

Source: Android Developers

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