Marshmallow usage grows in August, now up to 15.2 percent of Android devices

New month, new Android distribution numbers!

Google today shared its Android platform distribution stats for August 2016, which show the different Android versions that accessed the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on August 1. Unsurprisingly, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has grown again, going from 13.3 percent in July to 15.2 percent in August.

In somewhat more surprising news, Lollipop grew in August, too. It had a 35.1 percent share in July and claimed a 35.5 percent share in August.


KitKat fell in August, dropping 0.9 percent to finish at 29.2 percent in August. Jelly Bean dropped from 17.8 percent in July to 16.7 percent in August, while Ice Cream Sandwich slipped from 1.7 percent in July to 1.6 percent in August.

Rounding out this month’s stats is Gingerbread slipping from 1.9 percent in July to 1.7 percent in August and Froyo holding steady at 0.1 percent.

Marshmallow is the latest version of Android available to the public — for now, at least — so it’s good to see it continuing to grow in usage. That growth should continue in the coming months, thanks in part to the impending launch of the Android 6.0.1-equipped Galaxy Note 7.

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