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Android KitKat is still the most used version: report

Android KitKat still holds the highest install base but Marshmallow is growing slowly

By: Tech Desk |
November 6, 2015 1:35:05 pm
Android, Android Marshmallow, Kitkat, Lollipop, Google Play Store, Android Marshmallow users, Android Lollipop users, Google's distribution list , Google, smartphones, Android user base, Android Kitkat users, technology, technology news Android 6.0 Marshmallow has long been completely off the list since its launch in September and the chart does not include any versions less than 0.1 per cent.

Google revealed its latest data pertaining to the percentage of visitors with different Android versions on the company’s Play Store and Android Marshmallow finally lists on the chart. These were collected within a span of 7 days ending on November 2.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow for long has been completely off the list since its launch in September and the chart does not include any versions that commands less than 0.1 per cent marketshare. Google in October had said that people visiting the Play Store with Android 6.0 has been considerably less but rose to about 0.3 per cent in November first week.

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Even after its launch in October 2013, Android KitKat 4.4 holds the highest install base with 37.8 per cent people using it to visit the Play Store. The Android version was the most used one in October too with 38.9 per cent users.

Also, according to the distribution chart, Lollipop 5.0 and Lollipop 5.1 was used by 15.5 per cent and 5.1 per cent users respectively. However in October, Lollipop 5.0 was used by 15.6 per cent, 0.1 per cent less. The Lollipop 5.1 users base declined visibly as compared to last month as 7.9 per cent used the version in October.

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