Marshmallow Tops 10 Percent Ahead of Android N

...

Approximately 10 percent of Android devices are running the latest publicly available version of the mobile OS, Marshmallow.

According to this month's developer stats, Marshmallow grew from 7.5 percent last month to 10 percent today, but still lags behind Jelly Bean (18.9 percent), KitKat (31.6 percent), and Lollipop (35.4 percent). Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich, meanwhile, carry a combined 4 percent.

Last September, Lollipop had 21 percent market share ahead of Marshmallow's release. But Android N is just around the corner.

Google rolled out early access to Android N for developers in March, followed by a second iteration in April, which fixed a number of bugs, and added launcher shortcuts, API changes, and Emoji Unicode 9.

At Google I/O last month, the company revealed a few more details about the upcoming OS, including virtual reality support, better graphics, and enhanced security.

Android N does not yet have an official name. Google is asking the public to suggest names online, though Google—not the Internet—will have final say.

Whatever it's called, Android N may finally break the fragmentation mold: The company is reportedly preparing a ranking system that will order manufacturers based on how quickly they roll out OS updates, effectively shaming carriers into releasing more frequent updates.

For more, see PCMag's review of Marshmallow, as well as our preview of Google Android 7.0 N.

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Report: Apple Rolling Out More Accurate iTunes Match

    The company this week began rolling out a more accurate version of iTunes Match to all paying customers.According to The Loop, Apple is "watching the rollout very closely," keeping an eye out for bugs or glitches.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Sorry TV Anchors, We Like Getting Our News From Social Media

    A recent study suggests more than half of the world's population gets their daily dose of news from social networks.According to the 2016 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter dominate the online news market, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.
  • 5300c769af79e

    10-Year-Old Earns $10,000 for Finding Instagram Bug

    Helsinki-based Jani (whose last name was not revealed) found a major flaw in Instagram's servers, earning him $10,000, and the respect of white hat hackers everywhere.The youngest person to be paid through Facebook's bug bounty program, Jani uncovered a vulnerability in the photo-sharing service that let him delete text posted by users.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Code Red? White House Unveils Color-Coded Cyber-Attack Scale

    The White House this week released new ground rules for handling cyber attacks, complete with a color-coded "cyber incident severity schema" reminiscent of the Bush-era Homeland Security Advisory System.The Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on United States Cyber Incident Coordination aims to clarify how and when government agencies handle incidents.