Google today updated its Android platform distribution numbers, and Marshmallow has found its way onto the chart for the first time.
These stats are gathered by Google, which measures all Android devices that access Google Play during a 7-day period, this one ending on November 2. During that period, Android 6.0 Marshmallow was present on 0.3 percent of devices. Android Lollipop combined for 25.6 percent of devices, up from 23.5 percent last month.
Android 4.4 KitKat fell from 38.9 percent in October to 37.8 percent in November, while Android Jelly Bean combined for a total share of 29 percent, down from 30.2 percent in October. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich finished at 3.3 percent, down a whole 0.1 percent from October.
Finally, Android 2.3 Gingerbread finished the November survey period at 3.8 percent and Android 2.2 Froyo finished at 0.2 percent. Both of those numbers are the same as they were in October.
While Android 5.0 and 5.1 may not be the newest versions of Google’s mobile OS anymore, they’re still fairly recent, and so it’s good to see them growing while other versions fall. As for Android 6.0 — which is the latest version of Android — it’s no surprise to see it have an adoption rate of just 0.3 percent. After all, it’s basically only available on Nexus devices so far, though that’ll change shortly when the HTC One A9 begins hitting consumers’ hands.