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Android N Gets Closer, Marshmallow Pushes Harder

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Google has confirmed via a tweet that Android 7.0 N would unveil its official name. Most people have their money on Nutella, but the search giant doesn’t necessarily operate on the most popular opinion.

Anyway, there’s only about two quarters or so before Android 7.0 N arrives, and in the meantime Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has been pushing hard to capture more of the Android market.

Within one month, Marshmallow has moved from an adoption rate of 7.5 percent to 10.1 percent this time around. One explanation for that is that many new flagship and mid-range devices are being released with Marshmallow out of the box.

But that’s still a long way to go from catching up to KitKat and Lollipop which hold 31.6 percent and 35.4 percent respectively.

The numbers that make up the older versions come from either new budget devices that come out of the box with Lollipop or phone users from more vastly populated third world markets using much older devices.

Despite being a few years old, Jelly Bean is also still going strong. As versions 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3, it takes up a total of 18.9 percent of all Android users around the world.