Google’s monthly updated chart showing the distribution of the Android operating system reveals Marshmallow is now powering 18.7 percent, up 2.5 percent from August.
Following similar trends from previous months, Lollipop has continued its dominance by being on 35 percent of devices, which is a slight decrease of 0.5 percent from four weeks ago. KitKat, which was released in October of 2013, dropped in usage to 27.7 percent from 29.2 percent of Android devices.
4.X Jelly Bean is still prominent but also continued its drop by a percentage point to be found on 14.9 percent of Android devices. Froyo, Gingerbread, and Ice Cream Sandwich are still being used somewhere around the world and active on just 3 percent of devices.
On the horizon are newly named Pixel smartphones, which shed the Nexus branding of previous years. These new HTC-made handsets are expected to be announced on October 4th.
Next month’s data should also bring the adoption of Android 7.0 Nougat.