Google has just released new Android distribution numbers for March 2016, and Marshmallow is on the rise. 2.3 percent of all Android devices are running 6.0 Marshmallow, up from 1.2 percent last month. It normally takes the latest version of Android a good amount of time to roll out to a sizable number of devices, so this isn’t anything too out of the ordinary.
Also, Android Lollipop is now the most-used version of Google’s mobile OS. It’s installed on 36.1 percent of all Android devices, up from 34.1 percent in February. That means Lollipop has finally surpassed KitKat, which is currently sitting at 34.3 percent, down from 35.5 percent last month.
Android Jelly Bean is still holding strong at 22.3 percent, a decrease of 1.6 percent from last month. Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread and Froyo are still all holding on with dear life with 2.3, 2.6 and .1 percent, respectively. Google says these numbers were collected during a 7-day period, and as always, any versions of Android with less than .1 percent distribution aren’t shown on the chart. I know we’ve been saying this for months now, but it really shouldn’t be long until we see Android 2.2 Froyo leave the list.
Tell us — is your device running Marshmallow yet? What do you think of the latest distribution numbers? We’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts in the comments!