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Google releases Android distribution chart for November; Marshmallow debuts with 0.3 percent share


Google has updated its Android developer dashboard with the latest distribution numbers. In the latest November numbers, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has debuted in the distribution chart. Also Read - Google could launch its own foldable Pixel Fold in 2021

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Google recently launched the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P with Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The over-the-air (OTA) update has also been rolled out to compatible Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. Also Read - Google Pixel 5 could launch with 6.67-inch 120Hz display

With 0.3 percent share, the Android Marshmallow has just barely made its presence felt. However, as more Android handset manufacturers start rolling out the update to their smartphones, the percentage share is expected to climb further.

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Android Lollipop has also seen a small jump to 25.6 percent, from 23.5 percent last month. To further breakdown the numbers, Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 have an adoption of 15.5 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.

Android 4.4 KitKat still runs on most devices with an adoption rate of 37.8 percent. Earlier versions have seen some decline, with Jelly Bean at 29 percent (from 30.2 percent last month), Ice Cream Sandwich at 3.3 percent (from 3.4 percent last month). Also, Gingerbread still runs on 3.8 percent devices, whereas Froyo runs on 0.2 percent devices.

While the Android adoption rate is very slow, Apple s recently released iOS 9 has seen an adoption of 66 percent, ever since it was released back in September 2015.


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  • Published Date: November 6, 2015 7:04 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 6, 2015 7:06 PM IST

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