Marshmallow now on 10% of all Android phones in Google's latest stats
Now in Google's latest monthly report on Android distribution, that progress crosses a milestone, with Marshmallow finally passing the 10% mark.
It's been eight months now since Marshmallow first landed, and we're finally seeing some major growth: two months back Google reported 4.6% of all Android devices running Marshmallow, and last month that figure grew to 7.5%. Now we're once again witnessing solid gains, as Marshmallow deployment hits 10.1% of all devices in active use.
If Marshmallow's this month's big Android winner, who are the losers? Unsurprisingly, all the other releases are down a bit, but Lollipop is only showing minor losses, dropping a mere 0.2% last month. Kit Kat and Jelly Bean see slightly more pronounced abandonment (going down 0.9% and 1.2%, respectively).
Migration to newer builds slows once again on the extremely-old end of the spectrum: Ice Cream Sandwich lost just 0.1% of its share, and Gingerbread only 0.2%. And through some miracle, Froyo usership is somehow holding completely steady – some users just don't want to upgrade to newer phones.