Google just released the latest Android OS distribution figures for the last one month. The big difference being noted in this new update is the addition of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is now reported to be running on approximately 0.3% of all Android devices that are active. These devices include Nexus handsets, on which it began rolling out to a few weeks ago. Android 5.0 Lollipop has recorded a 2.1% rise from last month’s figure, as it now stands at 25.6% of active devices that are running on it. Android KitKat has recorded a 1.1% drop from last month’s figure, now running on 37.8 of active Android devices. The Jelly Bean OS is also clinching a 1.2% decline from last month as it now holds onto 29% of active Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich has witnessed a 0.5% drop as it now runs at 3.3% of active Android devices. Both Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread have remained mark timing on the same spots they stood at last month with Gingerbread standing still at 3.8% of all active Android devices while Froyo clinches dearly at the 0.2% active devices. It’s worth noting that any Android version that is rating below 0.1% is not listed in this chart. Therefore, it seems that Froyo doesn’t have much time left to stay here. It’s interesting to think of how Marshmallow will reset these figures for the next couple of months as it continues rolling out to more devices. For now, it remains impressive of how the Lollipop OS is getting its way through Android devices.
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