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Android Distribution Updated for July 2016 – Marshmallow Keeps on Climbing

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Google updated the Android distribution numbers today for the month of July, showing Marshmallow jumping up to 13.3% of the share. That’s up from the 10.1% of last month and continues to show the slow, but steady climb of the latest version of stable Android. Of course, we’d all like to see that at 95% by now, especially with Android Nougat all but a month away from a stable release, but that’s not how Android works. If you still don’t get that, dear Apple journos, good luck to you in life. 

As for the rest of the numbers, Lollipop now sits at 35.1%, KitKat at 30.1%, Jelly Bean at 17.8%, Ice Cream Sandwich at 1.7%, Gingerbread at 1.9%, and Froyo still at 0.1%. Those numbers are all down from June.

Last month’s numbers can be seen here.

Via:  Android Developers
  • ISH_Bali

    Wow. Such an irony, N is on the way, while we still don’t know when to receive M.

    Now, the question though: how important is it to be updated?

  • Erik Tyler

    Why hasn’t Google done ANYTHING about this? Create some f’ing standards already for OEM’s and carriers…

  • Trevor

    As I sit here, literally eating frozen yogurt (thank you, Costco), I wonder what buttheads are still on Froyo in 2016.

    • TC Infantino

      I have an OG Droid as a bedside alarm clock. I’m betting it’s on Froyo.

      • Trevor

        I was wondering if it might have been due to OG Droid users. That is totally acceptable then.

  • MH

    Who still has these devices still stuck on KK and JB?!?

    • Nunyur_Biznezz

      many people. My mother just upgraded a gingerbread device in April of this year. She had it since fall 2011.

      • MH

        Why let your mom suffer like that?

  • Alfonzo

    Some F with N in the wings.

  • MicroNix

    Now what would be really cool is to find out what brands are still ticking on Froyo and Gingerbread. Good data to have for us that buy a phone for the long haul.

    • Higher_Ground

      a lot of those devices are probably not the primary device for most people. An old phone still makes a pretty good home media player.

      • MH

        I still have my Xoom running Honeycomb as a music streaming device….I must be the only one

        • Michael Shorey

          My xoom is running ICS

          • MH

            Mine won’t take the OTA, and I’m too lazy to download the old Moto SW to fix it

        • Trevor

          All you need is 0.1% of all devices accessing the Play Store to run Honeycomb and you could get it back on the list!

          • MH

            The apple folks would love this

  • Michael Shorey

    how is Froyo still on the chart?

    • Arkitech

      It will always be there. You can never get rid of it entirely.

    • Higher_Ground

      Looks like it’s on track to have the lowest adoption rate since ICS (if you don’t count JB’s continually rising marketshare up to 20 months).

      Do we blame this on phones lasting longer or carriers not upgrading them? Or both?

      • I’d guess more of the later along with some blame going to (some) phone manufacturers coming out with way too many variants of devices rather than one (like the Nexus line)

      • Bobby Phoenix

        Both. I’m still using a Note 3. No slowdown on it at all, but Samsung left it on 5.0 when the specs can clearly run the current OS out. It’s still a powerhouse, so why get a new one? I don’t get a new device just to get it. I get a new one when my current one doesn’t do what it should anymore, and seeing how good it’s going, I think I’ll be using it for another four years. Unlike the planned EOL on today’s phones where the battery is locked inside to force you to get a new one sooner than you want, I just replace my battery when it starts showing signs of going bad.

        • Audrey Currie

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        • Cheng Guan Hao

          Same for me!
          I’m using Note 3 since I first pre-ordered it when it first released!
          I have 2 batteries for switching when one dies off.

          I miss phone with replaceable battery. 🙁