Google recently released its new March 2016 Android distribution numbers and Marshmallow seems to be on the rise. From their previous distribution numbers made public last month, Android 6.0 Marshmallow was only running on 1.2 percent of devices, however, presently the numbers have gone up to 2.3 percent. This doesn't really come as a surprise considering the fact that usually it takes quite a while before the latest major versions of Android roll out to a huge number of devices. Also revealed from the report, the most widely used version of Google's mobile software is now Android Lollipop. With up to 36.1 percent of all Android users currently having it installed on their devices, up from February's 34.1 user percentage. Lollipop appears to have surpassed KitKat which was leading last month with 35.5 percent but has now dropped to 34.3 percent. Sitting at 22.3 percent, Android Jelly Bean has decreased its number of users by 1.6 percent since last month. Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Froyo are holding on to their dropping percentages of 2.6, 2.3 and .1 respectively. Google added that these numbers come from a 7-day collection period, and as usual, any Android versions with a distribution of less than .1 percent, do not appear on the chart. Have you received the Marshmallow goodness yet? What are your thoughts on this new distribution numbers? Let us know in the comments.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool