Marshmallow made one of its biggest leaps last month by doubling its numbers up from March’s 2.3 percent to a 4.6 percent share in the Android ecosystem for the month of April. For this month however, Marshmallow’s distribution numbers haven’t seen such quite the growth, though it stands at a solid 7.5 percent. As the Android 6.0 distribution share increases, the KitKat and Lollipop percent shares appear to have both decreased from 33.4 percent to 32.5 percent and from 35.8 percent to 35.6 percent, respectively. Little change has been seen when it comes to the Jelly Bean distribution numbers, which are still standing strong at 20.1 percent, while Ice Cream Sandwich has dropped to 2 percent. Google’s less popular OS versions, Gingerbread and Froyo are surprisingly still in the game, with the first holding on to a 2.2 percent share, and the latter down at 0.1 percent. It seems the distribution of the latest major Android updates is still a slow one, though there have been speculations that the upcoming Android N will change all this in the future, once its formally launched in the Android ecosystem. Perhaps the fact that most of the newest 2016 flagships were released with Android 6.0 OS out of the box, played a part in the Marshmallow growth witnessed last month. Do you think the Android ecosystem’s current state will change? Have you gotten a taste of Android Marshmallow? 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