Android Marshmallow Install Base Jumps Nearly 3%

Android Marshmallow continues to grow in adoption as its install base has now reached 7.5% of devices coming to the Google Play Store over the course of the week ending May 2nd.  That figure represents a 2.9% increase over the same report last month or a growth of 72% over the course of the month.  With the number of devices that have received the Marshmallow update over the course of the last 4 weeks, the news is hardly a surprise but it is great to see nevertheless.  Perhaps equally as important, Marshmallow is the only flavor of Android that is gaining in install base.

The leader of the install base pack remains Android Lollipop with 35.6% of devices.  That is down however over last month by .2%.  KitKat was down to 32.5%, a drop of .9%.  Other variants are all

Android Install Base Report - May 2016
Android Install Base Report – May 2016

down across the board which is good for developers as well as consumers.  Overall Lollipop and Marshmallow now make up 43.1% of the install base of Android.  That is up by 2.7% over last month.

Overall it is good news for Marshmallow and really for everyone in the Android community.  Still, at less than 10% of the install base and Android N looming around the corner, it will be interesting to see just how high it gets over the course of the next few months.  You can read the full report here and check out all of the details.

In reviewing the analytical information for, nearly 43% of you are running Marshmallow 6.0.1 while another 13% of you are on 6.0.  That’s a big jump from the same time last month – 14% more actually.  Oh, and there is one of you still on Froyo!  😐