Android distribution shows slower Marshmallow growth for June
Android Marshmallow barely inched over the 10 percent mark this month in the version distribution numbers. Lollipop remains the most popular version of the OS, followed by KitKat and Jelly Bean. The data shows a slowing of growth for the latest version of Android after consecutive months of increasing rates of growth.
The data is mined from Google Play Store access during the week ending June 6. Here are the numbers:
|Version||Codename||API||June (%)||Change from May (%)|
|4.0.3-4.0.4||Ice Cream Sandwich||15||1.9||-0.1|
The 2.6 percent that Marshmallow tacked on this month breaks the five-month streak of increasing growth rates. Android 5.1 Lollipop registered a 0.6 point gain after no change last month.
At this point last year, Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop registered a combined 12.4 percent share.