Marshmallow is the only growing version of Android, according to Google

Andy Boxall

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April 7, 2016

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Android Marshmallow is growing in popularity, having reached 4.6% adoption rate according to Google’s own platform tracking data. This is double the last reported statistic, and has seen the latest version of the OS pass Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread in the chart.

Google’s data shows Marshmallow in fourth position overall

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It’s also the only version of Google’s mobile operating system to see gains over the past month. Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most used version with 35.8%, a figure that fell 0.3%, which is also representative of the drops made by other versions. Froyo and Gingerbread both remained flat.

However, despite its sudden (and relatively modest) surge, Marshmallow is still only the fourth most used version of Android. Lollipop is first, followed by KitKat and Jelly Bean. It’s also expected to be replaced as the most current version in the near future, with Android N already available as a preview, and an official launch likely at Google I/O in May.