Android 6.0 Marshmallow becomes the most widely used single version in front of KitKat

Google has released the latest versions of Android distribution figures. Android 6.0 Marshmallow becomes the most widely used single version, dethroning finally Android 4.4 KitKat.


as every month, Google publishes figures on the distribution of the versions of Android. In this last report, on the month of November 2016, we learn that the latest version, Android 7.0 Nougat is still anecdotal, while Android 6.0 Marshmallow dethroned 4.4 Kitkat Android as the most widely used single version. However, combined, the two versions of Lollipop are all the installed versions on Android smartphones to 34%.

KitKat finally exceeded

this month, 4.4 KitKat Android has finally been overtaken by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Reminder, 4.4 KitKat Android was the most used single version since… November 2014 , mean forever. Except in the case of Lollipop, whose combination of versions 5.0 and 5.1 place always Android Lollipop in head , this means that the most popular API level is now level 23, good news for developers wanting to take advantage of Google Now On Tap for example.


Jelly Bean joined the low table, small

also noted a sharp decline in the versions related to Android Jelly Bean, who lost several percentage points per month, and gradually join the ‘historical’ versions These, including Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and Gingerbread (Android 2.3), continue their slow, but inexorable fall and pass respectively from 1.4% to 1.2% and 1.5% to 1.2% of market share. Froyo (Android 2.2) still ever-present remains installed on 0.1% of the terminals. Besides, regarding the historical versions of Android, remember that Google announced that Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 versions not will be soon supported anymore by the Play of Services .

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