Google updated the Android distribution numbers today, showing a rise in Nougat to almost 3% of the pie (2.8% to be exact). That’s an historically massive jump from the 1.2% it sat at last month. It’s probably the largest jump of a new Android version in history, period, both in person and around the globe. (more…)
Oh man, we’ve got yuuuuuge breaking news on the Android distribution front. You ready for it? Seriously, are you ready for this? Well, if you read the title, you know it, but yes, Froyo is finally dead!
Google updated the Android distribution numbers for January 2017 and Froyo has finally been retired from the list, having dropped below the 0.1% threshold needed to stick around. Man, Android 2.2 is gone for good. Struggling to deal with this…reflecting back. What times those were, overclocking single-core processors to melt our hands while blacking out everything via cheesy embossed themed ROM for an extra 3 minutes of battery. Good stuff. (more…)
Google updated the Android distribution numbers while we were headed home from NYC yesterday, and wouldn’t you know it, Marshmallow continues to climb. Up from last month’s 13.3%, Android 6.0 now sits at 15.2%, a huge increase of over 1%. That might not sound big, but when we’re talking about millions and millions of Android devices, it’s quite significant. (more…)
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. (more…)
Google updated the Android distribution numbers today for the month of June, showing Marshmallow jumping past the 10% mark for the first time. I’d call that a significant milestone, but when you consider the fact that Marshmallow was introduced at the end of last September, 10.1% of the Android pie doesn’t exactly seem like enough. (more…)
The new Android distribution numbers are in for April 2016, with Marshmallow showing slow, but steady signs of growth. From last month to this month, Android 6.0 has jumped 2.3% to 4.6%. I know, I know, it’s been months since Marshmallow was released and this looks really bad, but it feels like we’re getting somewhere, especially now that Samsung has started updating many of its phones to Android 6.0.1. (more…)