Google sure took its sweet time to update its Android distribution stats for July, but the fresh numbers are finally here.
According to Google, 13.3 percent of all devices that accessed the Play Store during the 7-day period ending on July 11 were running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. That’s up from 10.1 percent in June. Meanwhile, Lollipop (Android 5.0 and 5.1) accounted for 35.1 percent of devices, down slightly from 35.4 percent in June.
Kit Kat (Android 4.4) also fell, dropping from 31.6 percent in June to 30.1 percent in July. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) dropped from 18.9 percent in June to 17.8 percent in July, and Ice Cream Sandwich slipped from 1.9 percent in June to 1.7 percent in July.
Rounding out today’s report is Gingerbread (Android 2.3) falling from 2.0 percent in June to 1.9 percent in July, and Froyo (Android 2.2) holding strong at 0.1 percent.
Marshmallow has been around for a while now, and so it’s no surprise to see its adoption growing as all other versions fall. That indicates that existing phones are being upgraded to Android 6.0 and folks are upgrading to new devices, almost all of which are now running Marshmallow out of the box.